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Why was Big B chosen over Ambani as brand ambassador: Congress

india Updated: Apr 04, 2010 19:47 IST

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B K Hariprasad, General Secretary of Congress party and in charge for Gujarat, on Sunday asked why Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani was not appointed as brand ambassador of the state instead of actor Amitabh Bachchan.

"Ambani is a towering personality and a well-known Gujarati who has played very important role in the development of industries and other sectors in the country," Hariprasad said addressing a convention of Congress party workers in Vadodara.

Hariprasad said he wanted to know from Chief Minister Narendra Modi as to why he preferred Bachchan to Ambani and ignored the contributions of Gujaratis.

Hariprasad's comments come in wake of Modi describing critics of Bachchan as "Talibans of untouchability".

"Bachchan is a great artist with legendary humility and achievements, who has chosen to celebrate the glorious heritage of Gujarat even while facing a lot of criticism from many quarters this is inspiring," Modi had said.