Opposition marketing tolerance as they lack issues: Anupam Kher

Kolkata: Pro-BJP actor Anupam Kher on Saturday accused the opposition of “marketing” the tolerance-intolerance debate as they lacked issues and were unable to stomach their defeat in the Lok Sabha polls two years back.

“The tolerance-intolerance debate does not have any relevance for the man on the street, who is engrossed with getting the basic necessities of life. Tolerance is being marketed now. The opposition is taking revenge for the way they were debated,” Kher said at a debate here.

Anupam Kher’s wife Kirron Kher is BJP MP from Chandigarh. (Smriti Irani escapes unhurt as her car meets with accident on Yamuna Expressway) “Also the opposition lacks any issue. They haven’t been able to raise any corruption related issue in the past 22 months, while during the preceding ten years (of Congress-led United Progressive Alliance regime from 2004-2014) there was only talk about graft,” he said, speaking on the motion “In the opinion of the house, tolerance is the new intolerance”.

Without naming Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Kher mocked the party for “tolerating” a person who they wanted to project as the prime ministerial candidate. “I think the most tolerant people in the country are in the Congress. They are tolerating a person who they want to project as the prime minister of the country. If you can tolerate this person, you can tolerate everything in the world.” IANS