Yogi Adityanath's swipe at Aamir Khan: Leaving country will help reduce population

BJP MP and Hindutva leader Yogi Adityanath today took a swipe at Aamir Khan, saying nobody has stopped him from leaving India.

Updated: Nov 24, 2015, 19:52 PM IST
Yogi Adityanath's swipe at Aamir Khan: Leaving country will help reduce population

New Delhi: As Aamir Khan's comments on growing intolerance continue to provoke sharp reactions, fireband Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said nobody has stopped the Bollywood superstar to leave the country.

'Yogi Adityanath', known to make controversial statements today took swipe at Bollywood's 'Mr Perfectionist' saying that nobody has stopped Aamir Khan from leaving India if he wants to and it will help reduce the country's population.

"If somebody wants to leave (India), then has anybody stopped him? If somebody wants to leave, he can do so voluntarily. At least, it will reduce the country's population," the Gorakhpur told reporters.

He also said that Aamir's comments are politically motivated.

The Bollywood actor on Monday joined the chorus of intelligentsia against growing intolerance, saying he has been "alarmed" by a number of incidences and his wife Kiran Rao even suggested that they should probably leave the country.

"As an individual, as part of this country as a citizen, we read in the papers what is happening, we see it on the news and certainly, I have been alarmed. I can't deny. I have been alarmed by a number of incidents," he said while speaking here at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards.

The actor said he also feels that the sense of insecurity and fear has been growing in the past six or eight months.

"When I chat with Kiran 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.