Congress flays BJP for suggesting Amitabh as CWG ambassador

Last Updated: Monday, March 29, 2010 - 17:54

New Delhi: Attacking the BJP for suggesting
Amitabh Bachchan`s name as brand ambassador of Commonwealth
Games, Congress on Monday said the party has a habit of "fishing
in troubled waters".

A day after senior BJP leader and Indian Olympic
Association`s senior vice-president Vijay Kumar Malhotra
suggested Bachchan`s name as the main brand ambassador for the
Commonwealth Games, Congress leader Ambika Soni said, "BJP
has a habit of fishing in troubled waters. Without any
background they have to interfere in each and every matter. I
don`t want to comment on this statement any further.

“On a daily basis, BJP raises some issue and we cannot
spend time on reacting to each and every statement of theirs," she added.

Malhotra, in a letter to IOA president and Organising
Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi, had said that given
Bachchan`s credentials and star status, the film icon is
best fit for the post.

Congress` stringent reaction to Malhotra`s proposal can
be seen directly in the light of the awkward situation the
party found itself in, when Bachchan and Maharashtra Chief
Minister Ashok Chavan were seen sharing a common platform
during a function of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai last

Chavan had later tried to clarify that he was not aware
that Bachchan was invited for the inauguration.


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First Published: Monday, March 29, 2010 - 17:54

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