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‘I am endorsing Gujarat’s glory, not present govt’

Mumbai: Under attack for his role as brand ambassador of Gujarat, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has hit out at his critics, saying no politics is involved in his promoting tourism in the BJP-ruled state.

Bachchan said as the brand ambassador, he would talk about the Somnath Temple, the white sands of the Rann of Kutch, old civilisations of Harrappa, the Gir lions and try to entice as many visitors as he could to that glorious land.

“Where is the connect with the glorification of the present Government?” he wrote on his blog yesterday, the day when some Maharashtra Congressmen objected to his presence at a state government function citing his strained ties with Gandhi family and his role as Gujarat brand ambassador.

“You want to stop me from promoting tourism in a state because you have reason to believe that there are political connotations to the event.

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