After taking an apparent jibe at actor Aamir Khan for his 'Intolerance' remark, Defense Minister, Manohar Parrikar clarified that his statement wasn't targetted at a specific person and but hinted at those who don't "respect the country".
The minister claimed that he didn't take any names while putting his point across.
However, his remark has caused a stir among the Twitteratti who slammed the minister left, right and centre.
.@manoharparrikar's statement proves a concerted conspiracy to curb all dissent, hound Dalits & Minorities. Can this be the 'Raj Dharma'?— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 31, 2016
Is @manoharparrikar job to protect India from external aggressors like Pakistan or threaten fellow countrymen like actor Aamir Khan?— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 31, 2016
Shocking revelation by @manoharparrikar that BJP supporters actively disrupted, sabotaged Snapdeal on Aamir Khan issue. Scandalous!— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 31, 2016
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also criticised him.
RSS & Parrikarji want to teach everyone a lesson. Here's a lesson for you: hate is the preserve of the coward and it never wins— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) July 31, 2016
Been a fan of Manohar Parrikar but Aamir Khan made a statement in November 2015. As a Defense Minister shouldn't your response be quicker?— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) July 31, 2016
Manohar Parrikar is priceless. He calls Chinese intrusion a "transgression" but outrages over an innocuous 8 month old remark by Aamir Khan— Aditya Menon (@AdityaMenon22) July 31, 2016
Manohar Parriker's irresponsible comments on @aamir_khan need to be condemned in the strictest terms.Manufactured propaganda Must End!!!!— Faridoon Shahryar (@iFaridoon) July 31, 2016
#ModiAndMadhuri #AamirKhan https://t.co/jO2r4IE5wZ— Amar Akhbar Anthony (@amarakhbaranth1) July 31, 2016
#ManoharParrikar doesn't have guts to teach Vijay Mallya but talking about Amir khan . Idiot— Khushi डरपोक मोदी (@khushi3424) July 31, 2016