Why so much hullabaloo over Aamir statement, asks Nagma

Vadodara: Actress and Congress member Nagma today came out in support of Aamir Khan over his comments on "growing intolerance" and said the superstar never thought of leaving India, as she slammed BJP leaders like Yogi Adityanath over their remarks.

Aamir Khan and Nagma
Aamir Khan and Nagma

She wondered why so much hullabaloo has been created over his statement on "intolerance" when similar sentiments have been expressed by some other prominent personalties. Asked by reporters to comment on Khan's statement, the filmstar-politician shot back "kaun sa pahad toot gaya hai desh par (what big trouble his statement has caused)?"

The 40-year-old "Baaghi" actress criticised BJP leaders like Yogi Adityanath for targeting Khan. "When did Aamir say he wants to leave the country? There is a false propaganda against him. He never said he wants to leave India."

The 50-year-old actor has featured in advertisements for the Government of India and does not belong to any political party, she said. The General Secretary of All-India Mahila Congress had come to Jambusar town in Bharuch district to campaign for party candidates contesting the taluka panchayat polls slated for November 29.

President Pranab Mukherjee, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy, among others, have also spoken on the issue of intolerance, she said. The Congress politician took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his frequent foreign visits, saying "he should be issued an NRI (Non-Resident Indian) passport".

Nagma alleged law and order situation is deteriorating in BJP-ruled Gujarat, where she claimed attacks on women are increasing. She criticised the Gujarat government for extending soft loan at 0.1 per cent interest to Tata Motors for their Nano car plant in Sanand near Ahmedabad.

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