New Delhi: After the opening episode of the Aamir Khan-hosted Satyamev Jayate that focussed on female foeticide cases in the country became a talking point with the Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot himself meeting with the star to apprise the latter of the state’s endeavour to put an end to this practice, Rajasthan’s minister of state for health Rajkumar Sharma hit back recently, saying that Aamir was doing this just for money and not out of real concern.
The minister also added that Rajasthan was being unnecessarily targeted though its performance in this regard was better than many other states.
“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,” Sharma said.
It was not right on the part of Aamir to highlight Rajasthan as the only state where the cases of female foeticide are rampant. “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,” he said.
Aamir had met the Rajasthan chief minister and demanded that judgments pending on cases related to female foeticide be fast-tracked.