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Amitabh ad triggers protest

Saturday 10 March 2007

Varanasi: BJP activists on Friday burnt posters and an effigy of Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan here for allegedly carrying out a ``veiled campaign’’ for the Samajwadi Party through advertisements beamed on TV channels ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

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Subir Roy
One of the advertisements in Lucknow featuring super star Amitabh Bachchan, who is also a brand ambassador for Uttar Pradesh, which has kicked up a row in the State with the Congress approaching the Election Commission on the issue.

The activists congregated at Malviya Ghat on the bank of the Ganga and shouted slogans against Bachchan for defending the law and order situation in the State under Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav.

PTI

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