Variant of the attack on Bollywood Hero Shah Rukh Khan by the saffron leaders is an embarrassing moment. The leaders over his growing intolerance remarks, BJP lawmaker Meenakshi Lekhi claimed SRK had spoken such views following an “Enforcement Directorate notice”. This was done even after her party was far distance from similar comments by the lawmaker Yogi Adityanath.
“I want the world to know that he (Shah Rukh) received an ED notice on October 26 and India became intolerant on the 1st or 2nd of November,” she said in an event. The lawmaker also replied saying that “And, when it comes to intolerance, then probably they are those illiterate people who do not know what the history of the country had been under Congress rule.”
Meenakshi Lekhi who represents New Delhi in Parliament said that “if it was not for Enforcement Directorate (ED), then why did Mr. Khan not spoken out when there were talks of ousting Bangladeshi writer, Taslima Nasreen from the country or when Salman Rushdie’s book was banned”. As it had been one of the big fights, both the sides have shared the words.
“He should raise his voice on the anniversary of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and the Mirchpur or Gohana incidents. Several such incidents happened when Congress was in power, but then they were mum,” she said. “Their intentions are not clear from these statements. No Indian citizen has any liking for Lashkar founder Saeed and when they don’t have any liking, then is the audience of these people in other countries?”
BJP strongly disapproved of firebrand Hindutva leader, Mr Adityanath’s comments, terming them “uncalled for” and maintaining that they did not reflect in any way the core belief of the party or PM Narendra Modi.