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BJP MP Yogi Adityanath calls Shah Rukh Khan a terrorist

BJP MP Yogi Adityanath calls Shah Rukh Khan a terrorist
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BJP MP Yogi Adityanath, who often stokes controversy with his remarks, on Wednesday compared Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan with 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

BJP MP Yogi Adityanath, who often stokes controversy with his remarks, on Wednesday compared Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan with 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed.


"Shah Rukh Khan and terrorist Hafiz Saeed speak the same language," said the BJP leader.

Taking a jibe Muslims, Adityanath said, “If Hindus don’t watch Shah Rukh Khan’s movies, he would wander on road like other Muslims.”

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On Tuesday, another BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya had triggered a controversy when he tweeted that Shah Rukh's "soul" is in Pakistan though he lives in India. His remarks had come a day after the actor said there is "extreme intolerance" in the country.

However, under fire for his remarks, Vijayvargiya on Wednesday withdrew his tweets but asserted that had there been intolerance in India, Shah Rukh would not have been the most popular actor after Amitabh Bachchan.

"My intention was not to hurt anyone. I take back my yesterday's tweet," he said on microblogging site Twitter this morning, even as his party distanced itself from his earlier remarks critical of the actor saying it was "not the view of the BJP," said Vijayvargiya.
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