Jumping into the war of words in connection with alleged "intolerance in India", Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, Nov 24 wrote on Twitter, "Instead of branding all those who question the Govt & Modiji- as unpatriotic, anti national or 'motivated', The Govt would do better to reach out to people to understand what's disturbing them."
Continuing his statement, the Congress Vice President also tweeted, "That's the way to solve problems in India - not by bullying, threatening & abusing!"
The Congress Vice President did not take Aamir Khan's name but he made it clear that his tweets were for the Bollywood actor who recently created a new controversy while commenting on the on going debate over "intolerance".
While Rahul was one among a few who supported Aamir, most of the people, be it a celebrity or an aam aadmi (common), were upset with the actor.
Aamir while speaking at Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, said, "When I chat with Kiran (Aamir's wife) at home, she says 'Should we move out of India?' That's a disastrous and big statement for Kiran to make. She fears for her child. She fears about what the atmosphere around us will be. She feels scared to open the newspapers every day."
Aamir's statement did not go well with many people across the country. He faced criticism. A few groups burnt his posters showing their disappointment with the actor.
Dear @aamir_khan. Did you tell Kiran that you have lived through more worse times in this country & but you never thought of moving out.— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) November 23, 2015
Sick & tired of this kind of Nonsense. If the likes of Aamir Khan don't not feel safe in India, they should get lost from this country.— Tapan Ghosh (@hstapanghosh) November 24, 2015
Pointing out rising intolerance is not a statement against India but against an ideology which is causing this in our nation #AamirKhan— RPN Singh (@SinghRPN) November 24, 2015
#AamirKhan expresses his family's apprehensions on the environment of hate in India; right-wingers pounce on him. That's exactly the point.— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) November 24, 2015
#AamirKhan If you find a safer country, do let us know as well. Hope you get as much attention/respect there too.— Shalini Singh (@shaliniscribe) November 24, 2015
Guess all those who did not want pm Modi to become PM,want 2 bring this govt down..sadly becoz of politics,they are shaming country ..— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) November 24, 2015
Wonder why they didn't feel fear when bombs ripped the heart of mumbai.. Or our security was breached #26/11-gosh!no point same argument— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) November 24, 2015
Let's cut the BS-why can't these people openly say that they weren't happy since d day Modi became PM..instead of shaming the whole country— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) November 24, 2015