NEW DELHI/KOLKATA, Nov 26 - The controversy over Aamir Khan�s �intolerance� remark refused to die down with Home Minister Rajnath Singh today taking an apparent jibe at the Bollywood star, and the BJP suggesting that he visit his village to witness harmony, even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee backed him, asserting that it is Aamir�s democratic right to say what he felt and that no one has the right to ask someone to leave this country as it belongs to everyone.
The 50-year-old star also got the support of a Madras High Court judge Justice D Hariparanthaman, who said there was nothing wrong with the actor sharing with the people the contents of conversation between him and his wife Kiran Rao.
Actor Hrithik Roshan praised Aamir for his measured response to the criticism that he faced following his remarks that triggered a massive controversy.
Political rivalry also came to the fore when Shiv Sena lambasted Sharad Pawar for defending Aamir, saying the NCP chief has lost connect with the sentiments of the people.
In an apparent jibe at Aamir, Rajnath Singh said in Parliament that Dr BR Ambedkar had never thought of leaving the country despite being subjected to insult and discrimination.
�Despite facing insult and discrimination, he still presented an objective point of view on the Constitution though he was hurt by the treatment. He never thought of leaving India for any other country,� he said while initiating a debate in Lok Sabha on commitment to the Constitution.
Singh�s remarks drew immediate reaction from the Opposition parties, including the Congress and the Left. � PTI