Mumbai, 28 March-2014(Bollywoodmantra): Salman Khan’s Father Veteran Scriptwriter Salim Khan defends Narendra Modi over Gujarat riots. BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has found another supporter, this time from the B-town. Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s father and veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan has said the Gujarat CM is at the crosshairs of critics because he has been winning continuously despite the 2002 riots.
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In an exclusive interview to Aaj Tak, the 78-year-old filmwriter said,”Nobody blames the chief minister of Maharashtra for the riots which took place in 1992. I think nobody might even knows his name.”
Khan not only defended Modi over the riots but also highlighted his government’s track record in the state of Gujarat.
“There has not been a single communal riot in Gujarat in the past 12 years,” he said.
Narendra Modi and Salman Khan: [ Bollywood actor Salman Khan (R) flies a kite as BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi watches during a kite flying festival in Ahmedabad on January 14, 2014. Photo by Amit Dave(Reuters)]
However, Khan ruled out supporting Modi in any of his political rallies.
Earlier, Bollywood actor Salman Khan had visited Gujarat as part of his promotional campaign for film Jai Ho. The 48-year-old superstar had raised many eyebrows after pictures of him flying kite with Modi had appeared in the public domanin.
Salman had also defended Modi saying he should not say sorry for the Gujarat riots. [input : Aajtak]