March by govt 'representatives' won't solve intolerance: Alvi

Slamming Bollywood veteran actor Anupam Kher's anti 'Award Wapsi' march, the Congress on Saturday trained their guns at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he was putting his representatives out there instead of dealing with the situation himself.

ANI| Last Updated: Nov 07, 2015, 09:27 AM IST

New Delhi: Slamming Bollywood veteran actor Anupam Kher's anti 'Award Wapsi' march, the Congress on Saturday trained their guns at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he was putting his representatives out there instead of dealing with the situation himself.

"Anupam Kher's wife is a Parliament member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the government believes that by putting the representatives out there, they can neutralise the situation," Congress leader Rashid Alvi told ANI.

He asserted the government should understand that taking out a procession by their own representatives cannot rectify the situation, unless it carries out a probe against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders who are continuously hampering the situation in the nation.

"The situation can be better if these things do not continue in the future but the government does not seem to understand. The PDP MPs are also speaking out against the government. If the BJP can call Shah Rukh Khan 'terrorist', then it can call them (PDP MPs) terrorists too. I can say the Prime Minister does not want to understand nor does he want to listen to the truth," he added.

Bollywood veteran actor Anupam Kher will lead his 'March for India' today in the national capital against the literary icons and artists returning their awards.

Kher has invited all Indians to head to the Rashtrapati Bhawan to protest the voices being raised over "intolerance" in the country.

Kher's march comes in the wake of several filmmakers, writers and historians raising their voices against the rising intolerance and threatening the government with 'Award Wapsi' to vent their ire.