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Reacting over Deepika Padukone's recent visit to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "She went to JNU to grab limelight without investment on a publicity campaign by her producer."

Deepika Padukone's upcoming film 'Chhapaak' is slated to release on January 10.

Deepika Padukone had visited the JNU campus on January 7 to join a protest against the recent violence at the varsity campus.

"Whenever you have a film to be released, you create some controversy on your own," Himanta Biswa Sarna said.

"Every actor wants to visit public institutions before the release of their film," he said.

Hitting out at the Left, the finance minister said that the left-guided institutions have created an atmosphere of intolerance in their campus and are converting educational institutes to arenas of anarchy.

The Assam minister also alleged that JNU is practising the most intolerant policy towards the people who do not subscribe to their ideology.

"In JNU, Left-leaning faculty and students have created an atmosphere wherein those who don't subscribe to their ideology cannot come inside the campus," he said, adding that even Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was not allowed to enter.

"If I go to JNU, they will shout slogans. But, if Sitaram Yechury goes to an institution of any other ideological orientation that Left, nobody will shout at him," Himanta Biswa Sarma added.
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