Bringing on the wave of nationalism and those against it, Manohar Parrikar on Saturday took an indirect jibe at Aamir Khan and his contract with Snapdeal, which was soon cancelled once the actor made a remark about leaving the nation. Subramanian Swamy, on Monday took to Twitter to show is support for Parrikar’s statement and defying Aamir Khan’s statement.
Why so much hu ha about Parrikar’s statement on Amir? If Amir is ignorant that to love janma bhoomi is unconditional then he needs a teacher
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) August 1, 2016
Khan in November 2015, at the Ramnath Goenka Awards, had spoken about a “sense of insecurity” resulting from an increase in intolerance in the country, and mentioned his wife Kiran Rao’s apprehensions about the future of their child in India. Soon after Khan’s statement, an uproar was seen in social media and as well as the political arena for making such an ‘anti-national’ remark.
“I am only trying to point out… if anyone speaks like this, he has to be taught a lesson of his life,” Parrikar said at a ceremony to launch the Marathi edition of a book by journalist Nitin Gokhale.
Parrikar added when an actor made such comments, the online trading company that he was endorsing was quick enough to pull his advertisements, thereby teaching him a lesson for his remarks. The Minister however took no names in his statements.