Majeed Memon, a former Rajya Sabha (RS) member of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), triggered a row on Wednesday, when he said that the later actorSushant Singh Rajputfound more fame after his death by suicide than while he was alive.
He said Rajput is grabbing the headlines more than, perhaps, Prime Minister Narendra Modi or US President Donald Trump.
The NCP quickly distanced itself from Memon’s statement and said it was his personal opinion. The party did not support the statement.
Memon also clarified that his statement should not be misinterpreted, as he, too, sought justice for the late and popular actor.
“Rajput was not as famous during his lifetime as he is after his death. The space in the media he is occupying nowadays is, perhaps, more than our PM or President of US!” Memon said in a series of tweets on Wednesday afternoon.
“When a crime is at an investigation stage, secrecy has to be maintained. Publicising every development in the process of collecting vital evidence adversely affects the interest of truth and justice,” he further tweeted, while criticising a section