The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has granted tax exemption to "Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior", a biographical period movie.
The film is produced by Ajay Devgan who also plays the title role of Subedar Tanhaji Malusare.
"The film has been granted tax exemption in view of the story of the film that highlights the sacrifice and valour of Tanhaji and is an inspiration for the young generations," said the government spokesman.
Twitter on the other hand has started trolling the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena. #ShivSenaIgnoresTanhaji started trending on the microblogging site on Tuesday. This is largely due to 'Tanhaji' being an important historical figure of Maharashtra.
"Bala Saheb must be crying his heart out today to see Shivsena is ignoring Bhagwa and Shiva," a user wrote.
"The party which does it's entire politics on Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, his Army, his senapatis doesn't care to make a film on its life tax-free in Maharashtra but does Chappak tax-free so cheap politics #ShivSenaIgnoresTanhaji," another user wrote.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
The difference is clear now why #TanhajiTheUnsungWarriror is still not #Tanhaji_TaxFree in Mahàrashtra. As @ShivSena @OfficeofUT has adopted only one strategy to oppose Bhagwa and appeasement of @INCIndia & @NCPspeaks.Insult of a great warrior of the soil #ShivSenaIgnoresTanhaji pic.twitter.com/CHjfg22ETG— Pratik Karpe (@CAPratikKarpe) January 14, 2020
"गढ़ आला, पण सिंह गेला" Likewise Shiv Sena you won the CM post but is the courage within dead? You have disappointed Maharaj, Balasaheb & us Maharashtrians in your political agendas..#ShivSenaIgnoresTanhaji #ThankYouYOGIji— Neel Varhadpande (@VarhadpandeNeel) January 14, 2020
Uddhav is there any Marathi pride left in you? Maratha hero Tanaji doesn’t mean anything to you but Chhapak does. How long will you continue pleasing Congress? #ShivSenaIgnoresTanhaji pic.twitter.com/wfYG7FHp1A— Anish Agrawal (@AnishAgrawal203) January 14, 2020
Movie based on Maratha's bravery has been tax free by UP govt but not by Maharashtra Govt.— Ambernath BJP-. (@AmbernathBJP) January 14, 2020
In the name of Shivaji Maharaj Shiv Sena did their entire politics. Now they are ignoring the movie based on his bravery and brave Tanhaji. Such a Shame #ShivSenaIgnoresTanhaji
#ShivSenaIgnoresTanhaji— jagan (@vjagan) January 14, 2020
A Deed done speaks for itself
Yogi has done it in UP
Why wait in Maharashtra Tanhaji belongs to Maharashtra as well as India
People who just speak..
have their party named after a great warrior
has to ACT NOW UT NOW or NEVER
Time is gone 4ever
More you bow down in front of @INCIndia— Sudipa Bhattacharjee (@SudipaBhatt) January 14, 2020
More you loose respect from all. After some point you will loose your identity too.
Check @OfficeofUT what have done to you & your political career by @rautsanjay61 & @PrashantKishor#ShivSenaIgnoresTanhaji
The party which does it's entire politics on Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, his Army, his senapatis doesn't care to make a film on its life tax-free in Maharashtra but does Chappak tax-free so cheap politics #ShivSenaIgnoresTanhaji— Milind Vijay Dharwadkar (@milinddharwad) January 14, 2020
Tanaji film talks about Maratha glory, but sadly, Maratha and Marathi are not important to the Uddhav Thakre government. #ShivSenaIgnoresTanhaji— Anish Agrawal (@AnishAgrawal203) January 14, 2020