Aamir Khan‘s TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ has been receiving applauds nationwide for exposing the female foeticide racket in Rajasthan, but the episode has not been well received by Rajasthan Minister Rajkumar Sharma.
Minister of State for Health, Rajkumar Sharma lashed out against Aamir Khan saying that the actor is just greedy for money and the Rajasthan government was already working on the issue of female foeticide before the actor’s campaign.
He told the press, “There was an impression that the government has swung into action after Aamir Khan’s campaign but to clarify, I would like to highlight that the government is already working for the same. Budget announcements to check foeticide are there and several other steps are being taken. The government took up the issue much before Aamir Khan’s programme. It is not because of him that the government is working against female foeticide.”
Sharma further added, “He (Aamir) himself has said that he is an entertainer and cannot work longer on one topic, that simply means what he is doing is for monetary gains. If he really wants to work on this issue then I welcome him to work here on ground.”
Interestingly, Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot praised Aamir’s effort for spreading awareness through his TV show.