UP election: Akhilesh takes a dig at Modi, asks Big B not to promote donkeys of Gujarat

Akilesh�s latest attack on Modi comes after the Prime Minister made a �communal� remark on Sunday by drawing a parallel between Hindu and Muslim festivals.

UP election: Akhilesh takes a dig at Modi, asks Big B not to promote donkeys of Gujarat

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday asked Amitabh Bachchan, who has been the brand ambassador of Gujarat tourism, not to support the 'donkeys of Gujarat.'

Addressing an election rally in UP’s Rae Bareli, Akilesh, referring a Gujarat Tourism advertisement, said, “There is an advertisement on donkeys. I will ask the biggest superstar of this century [Amitabh Bachchan] not to promote the donkeys of Gujarat.”


“Have you ever heard of campaigning for donkeys? Gujarat's people are doing campaigns for donkeys... Then they accuse me of working only for kabrastan (graveyards)," he added.

The advertisement, which features Amitabh Bachchan, is reportedly aimed to promote the Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary located in the Little Rann of Kutch in Gujarat.

Akilesh’s latest attack on Modi comes after the Prime Minister made a “communal” remark on Sunday by drawing a parallel between Hindu and Muslim festivals.

Addressing an election rally in Fatehpur, Modi said, "If there is electricity during Ramadan then it must be available during Diwali too; there shouldn’t be any discrimination."

"If there is a ‘kabaristaan’ (graveyard), there should be a ‘shamshaan’ (cremation ground) too," he added.

However, Congress later said it will be filing a complaint with the Election Commission against the PM. "Such statements are totally unwarranted and the PM is trying to communalise the atmosphere for political gains. He is bringing disrepute to his post as well," party secretary of legal and human rights cell K C Mittal was quoted by India Today as saying.