New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has backed Bollywood actor Aamir Khan for his views on rising intolerance in the nation and urged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government to take steps to instill a sense of security among citizens.
“Every word that @aamir_khan said is so true. I admire him for speaking up,” Kejriwal tweeted.
“BJP shud stop silencing voices thro abuses n threats. Its high time centrl govt took concrete steps 2 instil sense of security amngst people,” he said in another tweet.
Arvind Kejriwal. File pic
Meanwhile, BJP leader Manoj Tiwari slammed Khan for his remark, saying that the Bollywood actor was free to leave the country if he was so afraid of the prevailing situation.
Speaking at the eighth edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, Khan had yesterday expressed alarm and despondency over the rise in such cases in the last six to eight months. He had said that a sense a sense of insecurity and fear had seeped deep within society.
“When I go home and talk to Kiran (Aamir's wife), for the first time she says, “Should we move out of India,”Khan said.
“She (Kiran Rao) fears for her child and what the atmosphere around us will be,” he added.