Those Objecting to Bachchan Are ‘Taliban of Untouchability’: Modi

Coming down heavily on those showing objection to Hindi film actor Amitabh Bachchan’s presence at a government function in Mumbai, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi has described them as ‘Taliban of untouchability’, reported PTI.

In his blog, Modi said that Bachchan is a great artist with legendary humility and even taller achievements, who chosen to celebrate the glorious heritage of Gujarat even while facing a lot of criticism from many quarters, said report.

“This is inspiring,” he wrote on Sunday.

Recently, a controversy started after Bachchan attended a government function in Mumbai and shared dais with Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan. A section of local Congress leaders objected to actor’s presence in the function as he is the brand ambassador for BJP-ruled Gujarat.

The row progress when on Sunday, Bachchan claimed that his son Abhishek’s posters were removed from the venue of WWF’s Earth Hour event in the Delhi on Saturday evening, saying that he saw a ‘pattern’ behind such acts.

Modi wrote that the anti-Gujarat game plan behind the opposition and the controversy over senior Bachchan stood exposed in daylight now, said report.

“These ‘Talibans of Untouchability’ have lost all their sensibilities in their pursuit of anti-Gujarat attitudes.

“They may well in future tell us not to eat even salt. They may even ban the eating of Amul butter and milk and order our young people not to wear denim jeans! And guess why? Because Gujarat produces these things,” he wrote.

“Friends, my heart is still unwilling to believe that these Talibans are unaware of the damage they are causing to this nation and to our society,” wrote Modi.

He also wrote about his interrogation by SIT in connection with Gujarat riots case, said report.

“I have cooperated with the process of law and accepted its supremacy. I heartily express my thankfulness to the people for their support and prayers in this difficult moment,” his blog entry read.

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