Kolkata: Bollywood actor and Padma Bhushan awardee Anupam Kher took a dig at the Congress and Rahul Gandhi saying, the people in the grand old party are the most tolerant, as they are tolerating a person who they want to project as the prime ministerial candidate.
Speaking at the Telegraph National Debate 2016 recently, Kher mocked at the grand old party saying, “Congress is tolerating a person who they want to project as the PM of this country and can't even say to each other that what they are doing is wrong.”
“They can't even say that they are sorry that this is our PM candidate,” he said adding, “If you can tolerate this person, you can tolerate everything in the world."
However, the maverick actor didn't mention Rahul Gandhi's name.
Coming down hard at the intellectuals for propagating the intolerance debate, the Padma Bhushan awardee asked, “whether anyone had heard the words intolerant or tolerant eight months back.”
“The world intolerance was marketed and it was done as they suffered a huge loss during 2014 Lok Sabha elections,” Kher exhorted. He further accused the Congress of taking a revenge for the drubbing in the parliamentary elections.
The Bollywood actor came down hard at the Congress saying they cannot digest the fact that a tea seller has become the prime minister of the country.
While making his statements Kher clarified that he was not advocating for PM Modi, but only speaking as a citizen of India.
Taking on his critics for calling him a 'chamcha' of the BJP, the actor said, “I am married to Kiran for the last 30 years and I don't have to prove my loyalty towards her by talking on behalf of the BJP.”