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Sena defends Amitabh Bachchan

india Updated: Feb 03, 2008 04:31 IST

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Coming to the defence of film star Amitabh Bachchan under attack from breakaway Shiv Sena leader Raj Thackeray, Shiv sena on Saturday said the actor was the ambassador of whole country and hence his name should not be politicised.

Shiv Sena spokesman Sanjay Raut said "Bachchan was not just the ambassador of Uttar Pradesh or Maharashtra but that of the whole country and therefore one should not make a political issue out of him", Raut told PTI.

Raut was reacting to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray's outburst against Bachchan in which he accused him of being more loyal to his home state Uttar Pradesh than Maharashtra where he lives.