“Upload it on YouTube,” Delhi Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today in response to Delhi BJP lawmakers’ demand to declare the film “The Kashmir Files“tax-free in the national capital.
“They say make The Kashmir Files tax free. Well, post it on YouTube, it will be free, ”Mr Kejriwal said amid laughter and banging on desks by Delhi MPs.
“Why are you asking us to make it tax free. If you’re so eager, ask Vivek Agnihotri to post it on YouTube, it’s all going to be free. Everyone will be able to see it in a day. Where’s the need to make it tax-free, ”said Mr Kejriwal.
BJP wants #The Kashmir Files to be tax-free.
Why not ask @vivekagnihotri to upload the entire movie to YouTube for FREE?
– AAP (@AamAadmiParty) 24 March 2022
The film has been declared tax-free in most BJP-governed states, including Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Goa, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttarakhand.
The film, which has received unprecedented support from the government, is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from the Kashmir Valley during the height of militancy.
In response to Mr Kejriwal’s remarks, BJP leader BL Santosh pointed out that the Prime Minister had stated earlier “Nil Batte Sannatta“and”Sand Ki Aankh“tax free and people are encouraged to look into it.
“Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal asks @vivekagnihotri to upload #KashmirFiles to YouTube .. Why tax concessions ..? This does not apply to other movies .. Shame on you Ad CM … Shame,” tweeted BL Santosh who put in the spotlight Minister’s earlier tweets.
Delhi CM @ArvindKejriwal ask @vivekagnihotri to upload # Kashmir Files on YouTube .. Why tax concessions ..? This does not apply to other movies .. Shame on you Ad CM …. Shame. pic.twitter.com/AgJFkh8orx
– BL Santhosh (@blsanthosh) 24 March 2022
The central government provided ‘Y’ category security coverage to “The Kashmir Files” director Vivek Agnihotri with CRPF cover pan India.
The movie, which was released in theaters on March 11, features Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, Darshan Kumaar and others.