Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ram Madhav on Thursday raked up the intolerance debate again to take a dig at actor Aamir Khan and said disrespect towards the country will not work.
“On one hand he teaches auto drivers how to keep the country’s respect intact, but doesn’t teach his wife,” he said referring to the actor’s statement about his wife wanting to leave the country over rising intolerance in the country.
Madhav was speaking at a Makar Sakranti celebration at Delhi University’s Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, where stressed on the need to change people’s perception about the country.
The programme was organized by National Democratic Teachers’ Front (NDTF).
“As we talk about change, we have to first learn to respect our own country. If the country is respected, even the last man of that country will be respected. In the last one and half years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has travelled to different countries and since then the face of our country has changed,” said Madhav.
Further, he said his government will not compromise on the country’s security. “When we talk about security, it is not only from other countries, but it is important to make people within the country also feel protected. We have to make sure that people don’t return their awards,” he said.
He also went on to assure that with BJP government at the Centre, the country’s future is secure.