Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister on February 20 asked Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan to stop promoting ‘Gujarat’s donkeys’
New Delhi/Lucknow: Midway through the battle for Uttar Pradesh election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday involved in a high-pitched war of words over “donkeys and Kasab”.
Countering to Akhilesh Yadav’s donkey barb, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated he was pleased that Mr. Akhilesh Yadav was “afraid” of Gujarat’s donkeys.
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister had on February 20 asked Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan to stop promoting “Gujarat’s donkeys”, in a reference to a tourism promotional advertisement featuring the actor, with several donkeys in the background.
Donkeys inspire me to work without break: Narendra Modi
Addressing a rally in Bahraich, Mr. Narendra Modi stated; “Akhilesh Yadav should leave the attitude of hatred. It is fine if it attacks me but he did not even spare the donkeys. It seems he is afraid of even donkeys now. He should know that donkeys can be a source of inspiration. Donkeys inspire me to work without taking a break and without discerning.” On Thursday, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav also hit out at BJP chief Amit Shah over his “Kasab” remark.
On Wednesday, Mr. Amit Shah likened the rival outfits to 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab. “By KASAB, I mean: KA for Congress, SA for Samajwadi Party and B for BSP,” Mr. Amit Shah had stated. Akhilesh Yadav stated at an election meeting in Tulsipur that “KA actually stands for kabutar and the people will set the pigeons free in the polls.”
Not to be left behind, BSP Chief Mayawati also attacked Mr. Amit Shah, describing the BJP chief as a “terrorist” and stated there “cannot be a bigger Kasab” than him.
In his speech, the PM Narendra Modi reminded the Chief Minister that “it was the UPA government led by the Congress that had issued a postal stamp on the donkeys of Gujarat.”