Actor Aamir Khan writes to EC, clarifies he is not supporting AAP


Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, upset with the use of his pictures for election campaign by supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has written to the Election Commission (EC) to clarify that he is not endorsing any particular political party.

The letter came after it came to Aamir’s notice that a social media campaign for AAP showed him as supporting the party.

“Aamir Khan from day one has made it clear that he will not be endorsing a particular political party. He is not supporting or campaigning for any political party,” the actor’s spokesperson said in a statement.

EC officials did not respond immediately to calls seeking comment as they were in a meeting with the chief election commissioner.

Meanwhile, AAP clarified that the poster in question was not made by the party’s official publicity team. “It could have been made by a supporter of the party. We have not traced the person behind it. We have no intention of using anybody’s face for our campaign,” said Preeti Sharma Menon, the party’s spokesperson.

She said the EC has not yet contacted the party on the issue. “The poster in question only shows Arvind Kejriwal, Aamir Khan and Abdul Kalam, with a label that says AK1, 2 and 3. Even if this was made by a supporter, it does not suggest that either Aamir Khan or Abdul Kalam are members of AAP,” Menon said.