Under fire, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya justifies, retracks tweets on Shah Rukh Khan

New Delhi(web team): After the uproar over his controversial tweets against Shah Rukh Khan, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya has now retracted saying his tweet was misconstrued by some and he didn’t mean to hurt anyone.

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The BJP leader wrote on Twitter, “My tweet was misconstrued by some, I didn’t mean to hurt anyone. I retract my yesterday’s tweets.”

He further added, “If India were intolerant, then Shah Rukh Khan wouldn’t have been the most loved actor after Amitabh Bachchan.”

On Tuesday evening, Vijayvargiya dubbed Shah Rukh Khan as ‘anti-nationalist’ and “Pakistani agent” over his “extreme intolerance” comment.

अगर भारत में असहिष्णुता होती तो अमिताभ के बाद सर्वाधिक लोकप्रिय अभिनेता शाहरुख़ न होते, मेरे ट्वीट को कुछ लोगो ने अलग अर्थो में लिया है। 1/2

— Kailash Vijayvargiya (@KailashOnline) November 4, 2015

मेरा उद्देश्य किसी को भी ठेस पहुँचाना कतई नहीं था। मैं अपना कल का ट्वीट वापिस लेता हूँ। 2/2

— Kailash Vijayvargiya (@KailashOnline) November 4, 2015

Vijayvargiya had condemned him over his comment, saying his “soul” was in Pakistan though he lives in India. He also said that the actor’s films made crores in India and still thought India to be intolerant.

“If this is not anti-nationalist, then what is it. India is making a bid to become a permanent member of the United Nations and all the anti-Indian forces including Pakistan are creating a conspiracy,” he said.

Meanwhile, Congress on Wednesday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally render an apology to the Bollywood icon.

“I strongly condemn Kailash Vijavargiya’s statement. Modi should personally apologise to Shah Rukh. Shah Rukh, don’t worry we stand by you,” Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh tweeted.

Training his guns on Arun Jaitley, who had recently dismissed reports of intolerance in the nation, Singh asked the Finance Minister if Vijavargiya statement counted as ‘tolerance or intolerance’.

“I want to convey this to all those who are commenting irresponsibly on Shah Rukh, that he comes from a family of freedom fighters. How can he become a ‘Pakistani’ when his family fought for the freedom of this country. On the other hand, none of your family members have fought for the freedom of this country and you call yourself a patriot,” Congress leader Rashid Alvi said.