Big B insulted by Maharashtra CM
Amitabh Bachchan has faced some humiliation by the congress party and the chief minister of Maharashtra, Ashok Chavhan. Big B had went for the inauguration ceremony of the Bandra-Worli sea link’s extension on Wednesday, as he was invited for it.
At the function, the chief minister Chavhan said, “He’s the brand ambassador of another state. We would like to promote our own state. Perhaps I would not have attended the function had I known he would be present. I’ve heard that some people in the Congress are unhappy that Amitabh Bachchan was invited.”
This is for the first time that the Congress has reacted so strongly against Bachchan. The reason for this dislike may be because of Big B’s proximity to Narendra Modi, the BJP politician and the chief minister of Gujarat. Big B is also the brand ambassador of Gujarat.
Adding more to the insult, Mumbai Congress President Kripashankar Singh said, “I want to clarify that neither the Mumbai Congress nor I was consulted before inviting Amitabh Bachchan.”
Amitabh penned down his reaction on his blog, and said, “A fresh controversy has been rapidly manufactured on my involvement in today’s event on the sea link. But of that some other time and space.”
“I had been invited by a Minister in the Government to attend and so I went along,” he added.
And incidentally, just before attending the inauguration, Bachchan strongly reacted to the Left’s objection for him being a brand ambassador for Kerala – because he’s already the ambassador for Gujarat.
“Where is the connect with the glorification of the present Government? You take umbrage at my association with Gujarat, but never have the guts or courage to stop a Ratan Tata, or an Ambani from investing in the state and running successful factories and ventures there,” he reacted.
Source: Big Oye