Anupam Kher mocks Rahul Gandhi, takes a dig at Sadhvi

Veteran actor Anupam Kher took a dig at Yogi Adityanath and Sadhvi Prachi who “speak nonsense”. Kher said that they should be should be “thrown out” of the BJP and should be jailed.

“There are some people in the party (BJP) who speak nonsense, and ill-behave, whether it is Sadhvi or Yogi...they should be put behind bars, thrown out of the party (...Hain kuch log aise party mein jo bakwas karte hain, chahe wo Sadhvi hon ya Yogi ho, unko andar kar dena chahiye aur unko nikal dena chahiye),” Kher said.

“...But, you can’t play with the entire country and say that we have intolerance here (...magar aap pure desh ke saath khilwad nahin kar sakte ki hamare desh meyn intolerance hai,” he said.

While speaking at ‘The Telegraph National Debate’, Anupam Kher said that there was no intolerance in the country and it was only talked about by rich people drinking champagne. Kher said, “This is a no debate. The rich and the famous are talking of intolerance. If you ask a man on the street, they won't talk about intolerance. All they want is food two times a day. Those with a champagne in a glass are only talking about it. Are you living in India or America".

Anupam Kher also took dig at Congress MP Digvijaya Singh. “Your MP Digvijayaji had said about another MP the most awful things...Nothing can be more detestable than that. I have not brought the list of who spoke what, and I am not defending those who speak nonsense,” he said.

Mocking Rahul Gandhi, Kher said, "Congress is the most tolerant in India because they are tolerating a person whom they want to project as a prime minister of this country". He added that he would vote for Rahul if he became 1/10th of what PM Modi was.

"If you can tolerate that person then you can tolerate anything in the world. This is ridiculous. Did you hear the word intolerance before the last eight months? This has been marketed to take revenge for the defeat in the last elections," Kher said, adding, corruption is "not being talked about" in the last two years while in the last ten years, corruption was the most talked about topic."

He also added, "'Hai kuch aise log party mein jo bakwaas karte hain. Chahe woh Sadhvi hai, aur koi Yogi hai, unko andar kar dena chahiye, unko daatna chahiye aur unko nikaal dena chahiye. (There are a few in the party who talk nonsense. Be it Sadhvi or Yogi, they should be jailed, scolded and thrown put of the party)."