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No change in BJP's stand on Aamir film: Naidu

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Hyderabad, Jun 4: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national leader and former partyPresident M Venkaiah Naidu today said the party still demanded an apology from Aamir Khan who raised his voice against controversial Narmada project and supported the movement led by Ms Medha Patkar.

He told newspersons here the Gujarat government banned Mr Khan's film ''Fanaa'' for his 'alleged statments which hurt the Gujarati people.' Mr Naidu said the Congress was playing vote bank politics in this issue and supporting the people who were saying that every citizen has the right to expression. But Mr Khan's statments hurt the people of Gujarat, he added.

He alleged that the Congress was also playing vote bank politics in releasing the contreversial ''The Da Vinci Code'' despite Catholic Bishops of India and Censor Board clearing it.

Pointing out that the film was released in Europe and other Christian dominated countries and running sucessfully, Mr Naidu alleged that the Congress ruled Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Tamil Nadu governments banned the screening to gain political advantage.

UNI

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