More than 85% back BJP over Aamir Khan

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New Delhi: Actor Aamir Khan’s onscreen popularity might be indisputable, but his comment on intolerance doesn’t seem to have impressed many.

An online poll on timesofindia.com shows little support for the actor who said his wife Kiran Rao had wondered if they should move out of the country, as she feared for the safety of their son in a climate of insecurity.

Aamir’s comments evoked strong, negative reactions from the BJP as well as from some Bollywood actors.

BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Tuesday said no country in the world is better for Muslims than “incredible and ‘atulya’ (unmatched)” India and no neighbour better than a Hindu.

We asked our readers if they agreed with Hussain’s remarks against the actor.

A whopping 86.5 per cent of respondents agreed with Hussain’s reaction to Aamir Khan’s comments.

Of a total 22,694 people who participated in our poll, 19,627 said they agreed with Hussain and only 2,747 said they didn’t agree with him.

A total of 320 respondents voted, but refrained from taking sides.

The actor on Wednesday issued a statement saying he is proud to be an Indian and that while he does not plan to leave the country, he stands by his comments.

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