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Modi wants to hide his failures by bringing in Big B: Reddy

AICC Secretary and in-charge of Gujarat, P Sudhakar Reddy has come down heavily on Chief Minister Narendra Modi for appointing Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador of the state and accused him of making the move to "hide his failures."

india Updated: Feb 03, 2010 16:13 IST

AICC Secretary and in-charge of Gujarat, P Sudhakar Reddy has come down heavily on Chief Minister Narendra Modi for appointing Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador of the state and accused him of making the move to "hide his failures."

"By appointing Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador of Gujarat, Modi wants to hide his failures on all counts. This shows Modi is realising the fact that he is losing his grip over the people and making a desperate attempt to improve his image before the people ahead of the civic and panchayat bodies polls due later this year," Reddy told PTI.

Bachchan had organised a special screening of his movie 'Paa' for the Gujarat Chief Minister at a multiplex at Gandhinagar a few weeks ago.

Subsequently, the state government had given exemption from entertainment and other taxes to the movie, the first commercial film to be declared tax-free by Modi government.

Also, the megastar, in a letter to state government had given his consent to be the brand ambassador following Modi's invitation to promote 'tourism and brand Gujarat.'

Reddy alleged misuse of central funds in the ongoing 'Garib Kalyan Melas' across Gujarat.

"The fairs should be renamed as 'Modi-BJP Garib Kalyan Melas' which are being organised for benefiting contractors," he said adding the Congress has decided to hold four zonal meets in various parts of the state for exposing the "misdeeds of Modi government".