Aamir Khan is a traitor, says BJP MP Manoj Tiwari

Aamir Khan had to pay a lot for his latest comment on ‘Intolerance’. He has been thrown out of ‘Incredible India’ which he has been endorsing for the past 10 years. Political parties were divided into two parts for throwing Aamir Khan out of the campaign without any valid reasons. The perfectionist had to face the wrath of many political personalities following his comment on ‘intolerance’.  

At a Parliamentary Standing Committee meeting on Friday BJP MP Manoj Tiwari is learnt to have called Aamir a “traitor”. The meeting was held in which members sought an explanation from the Tourism Secretary why Amitabh Bachchan was replaced with Aamir Khan as the brand ambassador of the Incredible India campaign.

When contacted, Tiwari, the Lok Sabha MP from Northeast Delhi, told The Indian Express: “I cannot comment on what happened because what transpired in the committee meeting is confidential.”

At the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards in November last year, Khan had said, “There is a sense of fear more than there was earlier. I do feel there is a sense of insecurity… For the first time, she (wife Kiran) said, should we move out of India?… She fears for her child… That does indicate that there is a sense of growing disquiet… growing sense of despondency.”

The campaign titled, Atithi Devo Bhava and Aamir Khan featured in couple of ads of the campaign totally free of cost. “Whether I am brand ambassador or not, India will remain Incredible, and that's the way it should be”, Aamir said in a statement.

Aamir Khan said in a press conference on his exclusion:-

It has been an honour and a pleasure for me to be the Brand Ambassador for the Incredible India campaign for the past 10 years, I was happy to be of service to my country, and will always be available for it, I would like to clarify that all public service films I have done till date have all been free of any cost to me.  

It is always an honour for me to be of service of my country, and this is how it will always be, It is the prerogative of the government to decide whether they need a brand ambassador for any campaign, and if so, who that ambassador should be, I respect the decision of the government to discontinue with my services.