Bhartiya Janta Party’s National Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has expressed his opinion on the entire ruckus that happened after Shah Rukh Khan boarded the train from Mumbai to Delhi to promote his movie Raees. But in slamming the way it all happened, Kailash may have gone a litttle overboard. Reportedly, the BJP MP compared SRK to Dawood Ibrahim and said crowd comes to catch even a glimpse of the dreaded don.
Earlier in the day, taking a dig at the makers of the film, Kailash told news agency ANI that proper precautions should have been taken during the promotions. He said it should have been ensured that people are not troubled on such occasions.
SRK and his crew were on board of the August Kranti train from Mumbai Central to Delhi’s Nizamuddin station. The team halted at Andheri, Borivili, Wapi, Valsad, Surat, Baruch, Baroda, Ratlam, Kota, Sawai Madhopur and Mathura stations amid huge fanfare. But things took an ugly turn when a minor stampede at the Vadodara railway station caused the death of a person. The fans who had gathered at the place also alleged that police lathi charged them.
The series of events that were supposed to be a nice promotional gimmick has raised many questions. There are many who feel this stunt was absolutely unnecessary, while others were of the opinion that authorities should have thought this through.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in a statement said that he has ordered a probe into this matter. Amid the entire hoopla that this ‘Raees By Rail’ incident has taken, Mr Vijayvargiya, too has joined the debate. Here is his statement:
— ANI (@ANI_news) January 24, 2017
A few days ago on 21st January, Kailash posted a controversial tweet in which he asked people to watch Kaabil instead of Raees if they were patriots.
जो #Raees देश का नहीं, वो किसी काम का नहीं।
— Kailash Vijayvargiya (@KailashOnline) January 21, 2017
Now, we don’t know if Kailash’s statements are a result of his genuine care for people’s trouble or an outcome of his deep-rooted hatred for King Khan.