Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant had a unique request for Prime Minister Narendra Modi: ban ceiling fans from homes.
In a bizarre press conference held at a banquet hall in Mumbai’s Oshiwara area, Sawant made two claims: one, that she was in possession of a video that would reveal that Banerjee’s death wasn’t a suicide, and two, that ceiling fans were indirectly responsible for the lives of thousands of young, fragile women across the country.
“Banning ceiling fans is more important than chanting ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ because many daughters and daughters-in-law are committing,” said Sawant.
WATCH: Rakhi Sawant demands ceiling fans be banned in all houses, says this is what people use to commit suicidehttps://t.co/fxYPLouh5I
— ANI (@ANI_news) April 5, 2016
“If a father and mother love their daughter, they should get rid of ceiling fans. Use AC, use table fans,” she added, brandishing a small white ceiling fan that she had brought along to for added impact.
On being asked how the poor would cope with the heat, she said, “Table fans are not expensive. We are planning to go to slums and donate 5,000 fans to the poor ourselves. At least we’re doing this. What are others doing for the country? What is the government doing?”
One reporter asked, “20 years ago, actress Divya Bharti had committed suicide by jumping off a building. Should we also ban buildings?”
Sawant replied: “Please don’t make fun of this issue. Now if Smriti Irani said this, you would applaud her. Why? Because she’s the education minister, that’s why?”
A few journalists asked her to share details of the supposedly explosive video she had, which she claims was sent by Banerjee’s producer boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh’s ex-wife Saloni Sharma. “We have proof that it was not a suicide, but we’ve been told that we have to give it to the Crime Branch first,” she said. “Some people from the Crime Branch were supposed to attend this press conference, but they backed out at the last minute.”
Here’s a section of responses to her ‘mind blowing’ idea;
My Reaction When I Heard Rakhi Sawant’s Statement To Ban Ceiling Fans To Stop Suicides. 😉 pic.twitter.com/pw0AWE1Edh
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) April 5, 2016
Top notch fiction:
A ceiling fan, a knife & Rakhi Sawant are trapped in a room.
Outcome – The fan & knife together kill RS. #RIPSawant
— Rutik Shah (@rutik_s) April 5, 2016
Expecting sense from Rakhi Sawant is like expecting Politicians to stand by their promises after elections. Useless pic.twitter.com/K8N5cXw3yY
— Nitu Jha (@lack_a_daisy) April 5, 2016
Rakhi Sawant wants to Ban Ceiling Fan sales to stop suicides.. 😱😱 pic.twitter.com/DdrrGs4VZT
— Shrutilicious ❤️❤️❤️ (@iamshruti7) April 5, 2016
Rakhi Sawant single handedly has lowered average IQ of India & is an utter disgrace.
Will follow everyone who’ll RT this
— Sayan Basu (@SayanBasuTweets) April 5, 2016
Rakhi Sawant should wisely shut her mouth. Then again, ‘wise’ and ‘Rakhi Sawant’ don’t fit well in the same sentence. #PratyushaBanerjee
— Priya (@iPri_Vee) April 5, 2016
OMG! 10 DAYS FOR FAN but Rakhi Sawant wants to ban #FAN!
Read here to know the entire story- https://t.co/cgfoqJmMQN pic.twitter.com/84Va1CgOVP
— ClapsNSlaps (@ClapsnSlaps) April 5, 2016