With veteran actor Radha Ravi joining the Bharatiya Janata Party, singer-dubbing artiste Chinmayi Sripadha has hit out at the party for including someone who faced sexual allegations into its field.
Remember Radha Ravi faced charges under the #MeToo Movement. Earlier this year, he was suspended from the DMK for his controversial comments against Nayanthara. Then he joined the ruling AIADMK. On Saturday, he enrolled himself in the BJP in the presence of the national party’s working president J P Nadda in Chennai.
In an online post, she said, “Hi @BJP4India..This man, Mr Radha Ravi is known to insult, abuse women at multiple events; even speeches on ‘Go ahead!! Rape! He runs a Dubbing Union that bans those who question him / complain of sexual harassment in the industry.”
“What message are you giving to women now? The Hon’ble Madras High Court has just ordered the Registrar of Trade Unions to submit a report on actions for the complaints of financial irregularities. So now, this case will go away?! Now dear followers of BJP in Tamilnadu – Do question. Thanks,” she added.
She also said, “While the film industry here neither has an ICC, Radha Ravi continues to be President of the Dubbing Union preventing me from working here and he joined the ruling party to boot. This gives no confidence to survivors who stand, mostly alone, fighting a system pitted against us. Ive been personally banned; have an injunction from the Honble CC Court in Tamilnadu also because I named Mr Vairamuthu, Padma Bhushan Awardee of being my molester during the second wave of the #MeToo.” It may be recalled that actress Namitha had also joined the BJP on Saturday.