Aamir Khan has insulted India with intolerance statement, says Ramdas Athawale
Republican Party of India (RPI) president and Rajya Sabha MP Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday said the statement of actor Aamir Khan was 'unwarranted' and that it was 'an insult to the country'.
Nashik: Republican Party of India (RPI) president and Rajya Sabha MP Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday said the statement of actor Aamir Khan was "unwarranted" and that it was "an insult to the country".
He was responding to a statement Khan made on Monday when he said his wife Kiran Rao was afraid to live in India due to the rising intolerance.
The situation in the country wasn't bad, and "expressing the view in this manner was an insult to the country", Athawale said.
The RPI faction led by him is part of the Sena-BJP alliance in Maharashtra.
Athawale was not the only leader from the alliance to speak out against Khan.
Senior Shiv Sena leader and the state Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam on Tuesday said Khan "can go to Pakistan" if he didn't love India. "The police should also conduct an inquiry whether Aamir's statement is anti-national," he said.
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