Bhopal: Aamir Khan lauds Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Actor Aamir Khan during a short visit to Bhopal on Sunday, declared the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' as the most impressive mission of the Prime Minister.
Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, he also said the mission was the most impressive step of the Modi government.
The actor was in Bhopal to shoot for a live episode of his popular television show 'Satyamev Jayate'.
On being asked if he or his team happened to face any kind of pressure from the government during or after any episode he said, "The government has always been co-operative. A couple of days back I interacted with Nitin Gadkari over an issue for over an hour when he said that there are a lot of pressure and frictions while implementing new policies and rules. But when people in lakhs and crores show their support through the show, it gives him (Gadkari) more strength."
He said there were several other such incidents, where the government had always helped and effected changes. Like, Madhya Pradesh’s chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, decided to increase the supply of generic medicines to government hospitals after our episode on flaws in medical system was aired.
Similarly, he said, the collector in Gwalior took measures to make the town the country’s first disabled-friendly city after an episode on 'condition of disabled in India' was aired. So, the government has always cooperated. "But there are a few private lobbies which sometimes try to create problems but we manage to handle them."
The actor also said he had always received a dynamic response from the political and administrative lobby and also that he and his team never ran away from any issue.
"Anything that concerns the common man, Satyamev Jayate will make sure it gets highlighted," he assured. The actor’s show takes up issues that are unsolved and needs recognition in India. On being asked if he will ever do an episode on the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, he said, "That’s an issue of national importance and I will read more about it, will ask my team to research and we will definitely try to let people know about it and seek some solution."