Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari has refused reports which said that he called actor Aamir Khan a traitor during a Parliament panel meeting. Tiwary, however, said Aamir should not be the face of the government’s Incredible India campaign.
“Whatever I said in the standing committee is secret. And if the talks of the committee are coming out in public, then it is illegal. I have never used the word traitor for Aamir Khan. I can never say a word like that for him in my entire life,” Tiwari said.
“I would give a notice to the newspapers who have published this false news. I am a responsible citizen and I can never use a word like that. The newspapers are trying to tarnish my image by publishing false news,” the BJP MP from North East Delhi added.
Earlier, media reports said that Tiwari had called Aamir a traitor at a Parliamentary Standing Committee meeting on Friday in which members sought an explanation from the Tourism Secretary for replacing Aamir Khan with Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador of the Incredible India campaign.
The government is facing severe criticism from opposition parties for Aamir’s removal from the Incredible India campaign.