15, Jan 2016
Ram Madhav said, “It will not work that you preach to an autowallah how the country’s prestige has to be saved, but not tell the same to your own wife.”
New Delhi Updated: Jan 15, 2016, 11:11
BJP leader Ram Madhav Thursday denounced actor Aamir Khan’s remarks on “intolerance”, saying he should not only preach to an auto-rickshaw driver about the country’s prestige but also to his wife. Madhav also said the government would ensure that in future no need arises for “award-wapsi”, and asserted that there will be no compromise on the security of the country’s borders and self respect.
In an apparent dig at Aamir, who recently courted controversy over his remarks on perceived intolerance in the country, Madhav said, “It will not work that you preach to an autowallah how the country’s prestige has to be saved, but not tell the same to your own wife.”
Madhav, who was addressing students at Delhi University’s SGBT Khalsa college, said: “No one needs to return the awards, everyone will be taken care of, but the country should be respected. The individuals should also take care of the nation’s prestige.”
He said: “We are dedicated to the security of the country. We want good relations with our neighbours. But with regard to the security of the country’s borders and its self-respect, no compromise will be accepted… we will take care that no need arises to return awards years later.”