Rahul Gandhi, Tejaswi Yadav extend support to Taapsee, Anurag after IT raids


Mumbai: Celebrities and politicians extended their support to Taapsee Pannu and Anurag Kashyap after the Income Tax department conducted raids at their properties on Wednesday.

Searches were also conducted at filmmaker Vikal Bahl’s properties and at KWAN, a talent management company. As per reports, the raids are connected to an alleged tax evasion.

Following this news, a number of social media users took to Twitter to extend their support to Taapsee and Anurag, who have been vocal about issues plaguing the country.

Former Congress president took a sarcastic jibe at the central government in a tweet,

Bihar politician Tejashwi Yadav also wrote, “They first employed IT, CBI, ED to conduct raids on vocal & upright political rivals for their character assassination. Now Nazi govt is chasing social activists, journalists & artists to threaten them against calling spade a spade. Condemnable Act!”

Saurabh Bharadwaj also tweeted in support of the two,

Yogendra Yadav put out a strong statement and the raid is used to ‘target citizens’

Not just politicians, some celebrities also came out and spoke in support. But there is no surprise here, like always it is the same handful of vocal people in Bollywood who always had the spine to voice their opinion.

If you are expecting to hear from Khan or Kumar then sorry to break your bubble!

Actor Swara Bhasker and filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, who is known to be vocal and strongly opinionated took to social media and showed solidarity with Pannu and Kashyap.

One Twitter user even made an illustration inspired by the poster of Taapsee’s 2019 blockbuster ‘Badla’.

Kashyap, Bahl, and Pannu have been vocal on the social media platforms and have also raised their concern over the farmers’ protest, which has been going at the borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against the three farm laws.