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Don’t campaign for ‘donkeys’ of Gujarat, says Akhilesh to Big B

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Source: India Today

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday dragged in political war as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav appealed him to “not advertise for the donkeys of Gujarat”.The comment was

The comment was scathing attack on PM’s remark which he made during election rally on Sunday. “If a village has a kabristan (graveyard), it should also have a shamshaan ghat (cremation ground). If there’s electricity on Ramzan, it should also be there on Diwali. There must be bijli (power) both on Eid and Holi… There should be no discrimination,” said the Prime Minister, accusing the ruling Samajwadi Party of religious discrimination.

Hitting back to PM and without taking names, Yadav said “We will tell the mahanayak, don’t campaign for donkeys. Have you ever heard of campaigning for donkeys? Gujarat’s people are doing campaigns for donkeys…then they accuse me of working only for kabristan (graveyard…).”

He referred to an ad in which Bachchan, gives viewers a glimpse of the “Wild Ass Sanctuary” near Ahmedabad. The 74-year-old has done a series of ads like this as brand ambassador of Gujarat tourism.

In Raebareli, Akhilesh Yadav retorted, “You revere Ganga maiyya (river Ganga). Why don’t you swear on the Ganga and tell us…is the Samajwadi Party government giving 24-hour electricity in Varanasi or not?”Varanasi is PM Modi’s parliamentary constituency in UP

Varanasi is PM Modi’s parliamentary constituency in UP