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BJP blasts Diya Mirza for anti-dam stand

April 24, 2006 15:10 IST

After Aamir Khan, Bollywood actress Diya Mirza has earned the wrath of Bharatiya Janata Party activists for making statements against the Sardar Sarovar Project. BJP workers, led by Mayor Dhansukh Bhandari, on Monday organised a protest march against both Mirza and Aamir for their "anti-dam' statements" and support for the project affected people in Rajkot.

Aamir and the Narmada dam

Mirza was in Rajkot on Sunday for a function where she told reporters that she supported Aamir's stand on the dam. When asked about the drinking water problems of lakhs of people of Gujarat, she said, "People should also think about thousands who are getting displaced. Should Gujarat drink water at the cost of thousands of displaced people?"

"We do not have any problem against the actress but the way the film stars are making statements without understanding the importance of the Sardar Sarovar dam is pathetic. I think she does not know the importance of dam for the people of parched regions of Gujarat," Bhandari said. Mirza had left for Mumbai on Sunday night after the function.

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