The comments by Vijayvargiya, a BJP general secretary and a former state minister, came not withstanding the refrain of top BJP leaders in the recent weeks that insensitive comments should be avoided by party men. Vijayvargiya is one of the party strategists for the Bihar Assembly elections.
      
"Shah Rukh lives in India, but his soul is in Pakistan. His films make crores here but he thinks India to be intolerant," he said in a series of tweets amid mounting concerns over the 'climate of intolerance' in the country.
     
"If this is not anti-nationalist, then what is it. India is making a bid to become a permanent member of the United Nations and all the anti-Indian forces including Pakistan are creating a conspiracy," he said
     
The BJP leader alleged that the attempt to create an 'environment of intolerance' in the country is part of the conspiracy. "Shah Rukh's comment about intolerance points that he is matching the tunes with Pakistan and anti-Indian forces," he said.
   
"Today when the entire world is respecting India, talking about increase in intolerance makes the country weak in front of the world,” said Vijayvargiya
    
He said that when the entire world is respecting India, talking about increase in intolerance makes the country 'weak' in front of the world. The BJP leader also posed a question to Shah Rukh over blasts in Mumbai.
     
"When hundreds of people died in the 1993 blast in Mumbai, then where was Shah Rukh Khan. When Mumbai was attacked in 26/11 attacks, then where was Shah Rukh Khan," he added.
      
Turning 50 yesterday, Shah Rukh came out strongly against what he called 'extreme intolerance' in the country, saying intolerance towards creativity and religion will hurt the country.

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