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Akhilesh Yadav says he downloaded PK; Twitter ridicules the CM

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Lucknow, Jan 2: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav is being booed by social networking sites users for a comment he made at a press conference on Thursday.

At the press conference on December 31, Yadav declared the Bollywood film PK tax-free in his state. According to a Times of India report, this is how he explained it:

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"People had been telling me for many days to watch PK. I downloaded it a few days ago, but only found the time to watch it last night. I liked it immediately and decided to make it tax-free so that more people can watch it".

Akhilesh Yadav says he downloaded PK; Twitter ridicules the CM

Yadav's comment has launched an anti-piracy debate.

Later, the Chief Minister's Office tried to put an end to the controversy by saying that the CM has licensed UFO Moviez digifacility to download and watch movies. "Controversy around pirated download is unwarranted," said CMO's tweet.

Although the CMO said that the Chief Minister has a legitimate paid download facility, the Twitterati is in no mood to let go of the controversy.

Here are a few tweets by users:

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