Ramya, who has been in the news for making a comment on Pakistan, has now questioned the role of the Bharathiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the India's freedom movement, while lauding the contribution of the Indian National Congress (INC) to India's independence.
The former actress, who was in Mandya to attend an event, was asked about the BJP and RSS's reaction on her recent comment on Pakistan to which she said: "It is Congress which fought for our independence and the BJP and RSS did not participate in the freedom movement. In fact, they had collaborated with the British rulers."
Reacting to Ramya's comment, CT Ravi, General Secretary of the state BJP, tweeted, "@divyaspandana seems to have been bitten by @OfficeOfRG Bug as she says @RSSorg didn't fight for India's Independence but sided with British. [sic]" He continued, "CONgi @divyaspandana is in a Fool's Paradise if she expects people to believe her nonsense that @INCIndia alone fought for Our Independence. [sic]"
"@divyaspandana must realize that today's @INCIndia leaders are no way comparable to Leaders of Congress who fought for Indian Independence. [sic]" CT Ravi ended. Ramya was quick to respond as she wrote, "@CTRavi_BJP @INCIndia What Hedgewar's and Golwalkar's views on India's freedom struggle is a well known fact. [sic]"
Ramya created a controversy recently after she made a comment that Pakistan is not hell and people living in the country are just humans like us. She attended the meeting of young parliamentarians in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Pakistan.
The actress-turned-politician was responding to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement which said that "going to Pakistan is like going to hell." Following her statement, a sedition case was filed against her and it drew national media's attention.