UP Election 2017: Akhilesh Yadav urges Amitabh Bachchan to not endorse 'Gujarat's donkeys'

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had a piece of advice for superstar Amitabh Bachchan, telling him not to 'advertise for the donkeys of Gujarat

PTI February 20, 2017 18:56:19 IST
UP Election 2017: Akhilesh Yadav urges Amitabh Bachchan to not endorse 'Gujarat's donkeys'

Raebareli: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had a piece of advice for superstar Amitabh Bachchan, telling him not to "advertise for the donkeys of Gujarat".

UP Election 2017 Akhilesh Yadav urges Amitabh Bachchan to not endorse Gujarats donkeys

Amitabh Bachchan. Reuters

Without taking any name, he referred to the advertisement in which Bachchan, the brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism, is
seen inviting tourists to visit the Wild Ass Sanctuary located in Little Rann of Kutch in the state.

"Ek gadhe ka vigyapan aata hai. Main iss sadi ke sabse bade mahanayak se kahunga ke ab aap Gujarat ke gadhon ka prachar mat kariye (There's an ad on TV which shows donkeys. I appeal to the century's biggest star, please stop endorsing the
donkeys of Gujarat)," Akhilesh said, giving an interesting twist to the no-holds-barred election campaign.

"What will happen if the donkeys also start getting advertised?" the UP CM asked the audience.

The bitter remarks came at a time when parties are racing to the finish line of the state polls described by many as the semi-final before the 2019 Union election.

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