Aamir Khan is a traitor, says BJP MP Manoj Tiwari at House panel meet

According to a source, Tiwari, also a popular Bhojpuri actor, said: “Aamir Khan is a traitor, he should be thrown out.”

Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: January 20, 2016 1:10 am
Aamir Khan, Aamir Khan traitor, BJP MP, BJP, BJP Aamir khan, Manoj Tiwari, india news According to a source, Tiwari, also a popular Bhojpuri actor, said: “Aamir Khan is a traitor, he should be thrown out.”

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

According to a source, Tiwari, also a popular Bhojpuri actor, said: “Aamir Khan is a traitor, he should be thrown out.” This led to protests from other members at the meeting of the Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture.

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.”

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According to sources, members of the Congress and the CPM were agitated over Tourism Secretary Vinod Zutshi’s refusal to provide details of the government’s decision to replace Khan with Bachchan. Though the issue of the campaign’s brand ambassador was not on the agenda of the meeting, the chairman of the committee and Rajya Sabha MP K D Singh mentioned media reports and said it would be appreciated if Zutshi, who appeared before the panel Friday, could furnish details.
When the discussions started, Congress MP Kumari Selja referred to the media reports and said that MPs would like details. However, Zutshi said he did not have the details as the matter was not on the agenda. CPM’s Ritabrata Banerjee then referred to Khan’s claim that he had done the campaign free of cost, and said the government must clarify whether his replacement would take money and, if so, how much.

Congress MP K C Venugopal also pointed out that MPs have the privilege to know the details of the nature of the contract. The members also asked if it was true that Bachchan had been appointed as the new face of the campaign.
As reported by The Indian Express on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also learnt to have sought a report from the tourism ministry on the issue.

As the MPs insisted on getting details, Tiwari called Khan a traitor, said the source. Opposition MPs objected to the remark and said they were nobody to decide who is a patriot and who is a traitor. MP Shatrughan Sinha, a former actor, was also present at the meeting but he maintained silence, sources said.

When contacted by The Indian Express, Venugopal and Banerjee declined to comment. As Opposition MPs refused to relent and insisted on the details, Zutshi was asked to provide details to the committee within 10 days.

MoS for Tourism Mahesh Sharma has so far maintained that Khan was not dropped as brand ambassador, but the contract with advertising agency McCann Worldgroup for the campaign had expired.

Confirming the development Thursday, Khan had said, “I respect the decision of the government to discontinue with my services… I was happy to be of service to my country, and will always be available for it.”

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First Published on: January 9, 2016 4:55 am
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    Abhinav Gour
    Jan 9, 2016 at 1:40 am
    This politician is deffinitely has lot of dead brain cells. I seem to think how is he a MP? Wonder how did he p his 12 if he has!
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      A.
      Jan 9, 2016 at 3:14 pm
      My reveal the truth. Amir khan married three Hindu girls and devorced them but this type of person how can be ambador of India and who allow him for Satyame jayate. Amir khan is a cheater person and anti Indian. I think he an ter
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        Sirius
        Jan 9, 2016 at 4:08 am
        It seems that the parliamentary panels are also getting politicized, and are oriented towards making governance difficult. As rightly commented by a senior media executive , replacement of the erstwhile b ambador was a marketing decision , not a political one. However, it is being given a political overtone in the house panel . For what purpose ?
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          India=DUDistan
          Jan 9, 2016 at 7:56 pm
          I actually meant at Manoj Tiwari when I said "Shame on u that u born in India". Sorry for the confusion!
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            David
            Jan 9, 2016 at 7:59 pm
            Manoj Tiwari for PM!!!
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              Mohan
              Jan 9, 2016 at 9:27 am
              Amir told a lie that there is intolerance and MP also told a lie that Amir is a traitor, so there is no difference between these two
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                Mohan
                Jan 9, 2016 at 2:15 pm
                Both have expressed their concerns, I don't see any difference between these two
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                1. मनीष
                  Jan 9, 2016 at 4:44 am
                  Islam is a deadly disease. The Muslims breed like insects and multiply. They take advantage of secular and democratic system. When they are in minority, they play victim card. When they reach 5%, they demand special treatment. When they reach around 10% of potion, they start bullying non Muslims local people. When they reach 15%, they become real burden on society and country they live in. Beyond 15%, the country is affected by deadly disease and will be on its way to extinction.
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                  1. मनीष
                    Jan 9, 2016 at 10:44 pm
                    Islam is a deadly disease. The Muslims breed like insects and multiply. They take advantage of secular and democratic system. When they are in minority, they play victim card. When they reach 5%, they demand special treatment. When they reach around 10% of potion, they start bullying non Muslims local people. When they reach 15%, they become real burden on society and country they live in. Beyond 15%, the country is affected by deadly disease and will be on its way to extinction.
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                      Paul
                      Jan 9, 2016 at 3:44 am
                      Manohar Kumar is an . Aimir Khan is no traitor. He just made judgement error.
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                        Muhamed Hussain
                        Jan 9, 2016 at 3:30 am
                        "NOT UNITED" in the above comment
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                          Muhamed Hussain
                          Jan 9, 2016 at 3:29 am
                          Hindus are stupid. They are united and one day they will be wiped off from India in a couple of Centuries.
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                            Muhamed Hussain
                            Jan 9, 2016 at 12:42 am
                            Manoj Tiwari is right. SICKulars may not like it, but truth is bitter.
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                              PD
                              Jan 9, 2016 at 6:10 pm
                              If Amir Khan is thrown out who will take him ? We need to send him to fight Pkistani terrorist and prove his patriotism.
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                                Ranjan
                                Jan 9, 2016 at 5:09 am
                                Whats wrong in changing a b ambador. Amitabh Bachhan has better b value than Amir khan and he will be more credible for an incredible india campaign. Obviously, a coke b ambador can not drink pepsi in public or make derogatory statements about the product he endorses. Standard advertising / marketing practices.
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                                  raj
                                  Jan 9, 2016 at 6:08 am
                                  Well said Baba.
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                                    Shall
                                    Jan 9, 2016 at 2:43 am
                                    Manish Tiwari's comment about Amir is news worthy but Malda and poornia is not. This is why these guys are called pressutes.
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                                      Shital
                                      Jan 10, 2016 at 3:06 pm
                                      Mr Modi imposed an unofficial economic blockade against my country nepal because he did not like our new consution. BJP is trying to divide our country by supporting the madeshis ( people living in the plains of Nepal with an Indian origin ) ... India is tolerant ha ?!
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                                        Sunil Kumar
                                        Jan 9, 2016 at 1:19 pm
                                        Mr Tiwari has denied this. If you are a self respecting professional journalist please carry the denial as prominently. But as you an Evangelist inspired destsbilzer of Indian society I don't think you will
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                                          TIHAEwale
                                          Jan 9, 2016 at 7:07 am
                                          Manoj is a live example of "Patriotism is the last resort of Scoundrels"
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                                            Coward-psycopath-Modi
                                            Jan 9, 2016 at 12:48 am
                                            Just ignore the brahmin douche bags. Modi's love for Nawaz Shariff cost 7 lives. We all know who is the traitor. Who is the butcher. Modi's legacy of 2002 is now continuing.
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