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Gujarat polls: Anti-Modi ads appear on eve of phase II

Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 00:00

Ahmedabad, Dec 15: On the eve of the crucial second phase of Assembly elections in Gujarat, advertisements carrying semi-naked pictures of women dancing during last year's Vibrant Gujarat summit have appeared in some local dailies here.
The advertisements published in colour by Sardar Seva Utakarsh Samiti criticises the BJP government in the state, which had sponsored the event.

"This is Modi's culture", stated the advertisement which shows five photographs of semi-nude women dancers of foreign origin performing during Vibrant Gujarat summit -- Chief Minister Narendra Modi's pet bi-annual project (organised to woo investors to the state) which coincided with last year's Navrati festival.

"For Hindu society, Navratri means devotion to the Mother Goddess... homage to women power... It is Gujarat's pride and Gujarat's cultural festival," the advertisement said.

"On the other side, naked song and dance is Modi's culture. It is an insult to Mother Goddess and an insult to Gujarat," it said.

The advertisement asks the electorates not to vote for Modi who depicts women in this manner.
Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 00:00

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