Padmabhushan awardee Anupam Kher took the intolerant-battle to Justice Ashok Ganguly and the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi-led Congress party like no one ever! In his fiery speech at Telegraph National Debate in Kolkata, the Bollywood actor ripped apart the former Supreme Court Judge Ganguly and Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala in presence of other speakers. Also present at the event was Bollywood actress Kajol, NDTV Editor Barkha Dutt, and eminent socialite Suhel Seth. The veteran Bollywood actor not only slammed the Opposition party for its disruptive tactics in the Parliament, but also bashed them for their double standards.
The response from the crowd was a jubilant one and were in all praise of Anupam Kher. The 60-year-old actor explained how the Congress party was an epitome of intolerance by taking pot-shots at Rahul Gandhi, and how did they had implemented Emergency in 1974. Kher was visibly irate with how things are going on at the moment in the country. Looking at the blazing speech delivered by Kher, the 10-minute video clearly shows the (mis)information in the air at the moment! (Also Read- Only the rich and famous talk of intolerance: Anupam Kher)
He attacked former Supreme Court judge Ashok Ganguly who raised doubts over the execution of 2013 Parliament terror attack convict Afzal Guru. PTI quoted Ganguly, “I am saying as a (former) judge the way the execution took place – his clemency petition was rejected on February 3 and the execution took place on February 9. This is wrong. He had the right to challenge it. Family members have the right to be informed about it. The human right is there as long as the noose is not tightened around the neck.” (Also Read: Former Supreme Court judge raises doubts over handling of Afzal Guru’s execution)
Anupam Kher also attacked Congress who made the word ‘intolerance’ popular in the recent past and pointing the BJP led-government as the culprit. He also said that only the elite and famous are talking about intolerance and that the countrymen are tolerant enough. He also attacked the Telegraph for terming HRD Minister Smriti Irani as ‘Aunty National’ in their newspaper’s headline.