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Cong dares Big B, asks if he endorses Modi's role in Gujarat riots

india Updated: Mar 29, 2010 21:18 IST
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Stung by criticism over the Big B issue, Congress Spokesperson Manish Tewari on Monday attacked Amitabh Bachchan saying that if Amitabh Bachchan is a sensitive person he should condemn Gujarat CM Narendra Modi for his role in Gujarat riots.

Saying that he wanted to ask a direct question to Amitabh Bachchan, Congress spokesman Manish Tewari said that if Amitabh is a brand Ambassador of Gujarat does he endorse the role of Modi in the 2002 Gujarat Riots.

He also said that If Amitabh Bachchan will condemn Modi he will not remain the brand ambassador of Gujarat.

Earlier, the Congress made light of Narendra Modi's defence of Amitabh Bachchan dubbing him as a "frustrated" Chief Minister in the wake of his marathon questioning by the SIT in connection with a post-Godhara riots case.

Union Minister and senior Congress leader Amibka Soni said, "This has apparently frustrated him to use the word Taliban in a light and flippant manner. Those who have been victims of Taliban, know what Taliban is. He has used the word Taliban so lightly. He should make such statements with some seriousness".

Soni was replying to a volley of questions on the remark of the Gujarat Chief Minister suggesting that those objecting to Amitabh Bachchan's presence at a government function are "Talibans of untouchability".

Modi alleged that an anti-Gujarat game plan behind the opposition and the controversy over senior Bachchan stood exposed now. "These 'Talibans of Untouchability' have lost all their sensibilities in their pursuit of anti-Gujarat attitudes," he added.