Ahmedabad, Mar 29: Support seems to be pouring in for Amitabh Bachchan as Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has now defended the Bollywood actor's right to be at the inauguration of the Bandra Worli sea link.
In his blog post on Sunday, Mar 28, Narendra Modi slammed those who objected to Big B's presence at the ceremony by labelling them 'Talibans of Public life"'.
“These 'Talibans of Untouchability" have lost all their sensibilities in their pursuit of anti-Gujarat attitudes.
“They may well in future tell us not to eat even salt.
They may even ban the eating of Amul butter and milk and order our young people not to wear denim jeans! And guess why? Because Gujarat produces these things," he remarked.
“Friends, my heart is still unwilling to believe that these Talibans are unaware of the damage they are causing to this nation and to our society," Modi added.
Despite facing criticism from various quarters, Bachchan chose to celebrate the glorious heritage of Gujarat, Modi wrote, adding, “This is inspiring."
Last week, Amitabh Bachchan's presence at the government ceremony, where Ashok Chavan was expected to carry out the inauguration of the second phase of the Mumbai sea link, raised a storm as Congress leaders objected to the presence of the actor, who recently become the brand ambassador of BJP-ruled Gujarat.