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BJP agrees with Salman’s war remark, but feels ‘it is not for us to comment upon’

Shaina NC believes one should stand in solidarity with our armed forces. 

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Keyur Seta

Salman Khan’s ‘anti-war’ comments during the promotions of his upcoming film Tubelight led to a controversy and generated diverse reactions across social media, as well as in political circles. While the Shiv Sena outrightly slammed the actor for his remarks, the Congress came out in his support. 

Now, reactions from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have come in. BJP national spokesperson Shaina NC has agreed with Salman’s stand. But at the same time, she feels nobody apart from the government should comment on such issues. 

Speaking to an agency, she said, “However, any decision related to this is for the Centre and the administration to take; it is not for us to comment upon. However, we must stand in solidarity with our armed forces.” 

While answering a question related to war during the promotion of his film, Salman expressed that war can never be answer to solve issues between two countries and their should be dialogue and talks.

But what created a stir was the latter part of his comment where he said, “Those who order wars should be sent to the border, given guns and asked to fight. War will end within one day. Their legs and hands would start trembling. They will just sit across the table and start discussions.” 

Salman’s father Salim Khan and brother Sohail Khan have strongly supported his stand. The Sultan actor has so far not reacted to the controversy. 

Tubelight is directed by Kabir Khan, and produced by Salman Khan Films. The film is set for theatrical release on the Eid weekend (23 June).