NEW DELHI, May 17 (PTI): Former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad today came to the aid of actor Shah Rukh Khan on the Wankhede stadium incident saying the whole episode is a ploy to divert attention from the spot fixing scandal.
�I think basically this is a ploy to divert the issue of spot fixing that has put the board (BCCI) and IPL into a big question mark. I do not believe that Shah Rukh will be so irresponsible to come drunk that also along with seven children after the match,� he told reporters outside Parliament.
IPL team co-owner Shah Rukh got into a alleged scuffle with guards and MCA officials at the stadium yesterday when he was trying to enter the ground along with some children.
�Has the police done a medical check-up? Do you think with cameras all around a person of his stature will do such thing,� Azad asked. Blaming MCI for the whole episode, he said, �MCI is at fault for the fracas.�
Reacting to the Khan episode, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad said, �It is one-sided version. Shah Rukh�s version should also be heard before making comment on the issue. He is a good actor.�
JD (S) MP Vijay Mallya, who is also the owner of IPL team Royal Challengers said, �It is not correct for me to comment. I have seen the TV channel reports. I also heard Rajiv Shukla on the issue. He said that facts have to be investigated. So it would be unfair for me to comment. I know Shah Rukh very well and he is very passionate and enthusiastic about his team.I have always found him to be exceptionally well behaved.�
Defending the actor, BSP MP Vijay Bahadur Singh said �Shah Rukh is part of the IPL so why he was stopped at the gate. If he violated any rule then there is a way to deal with the situation.�