Indian state of Uttar Pradesh election 2017 campaign is turning into another Hillary-Trump circus – full of personal attacks, vulgarity, below the belt blows to gain brownie points and applause to sway large crowd.
On Monday, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and the ruling party Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav took a jibe at country’s prime minister Narendra Modi by urging Bollywood famous actor and Gujarat’s brand ambassador since February 2010, Amitabh Bachchan, not to promote Gujarat’s asses. Referring to Gujarat Tourism advertisement where the actor, speaks about State’s Wild Ass Sanctuary (watch video below).
Actor-politician Amitabh Bachchan was born in Allahabad (UP) in 1942. He was Congress Party member of Indian parliament (1984-87), which supports Yadav’s government in the UP state.
Prime minister Narendra Modi was born in Gujarat in 1950. Modi has criticized the SP-Congress government in UP as full of corruption and nepotism on several occasions.
In 2014, SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav accused Narendra Modi of murdering over 2,000 Muslims while he was the chief minister of Gujarat state in 2002. Indian minority leaders have named Modi as the Butcher of Gujarat.
Yesterday, Samajwadi Party leader Rajendra Chaudhry called Narendra Modi a terrorist who is spreading terror inside a democracy.