Not hosting any political event, Amitabh Bachchan ducks Congress’ bouncer

New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday attacked Bollywood actor and cultural icon Amitabh Bachchan saying that a wrong signal would go to agencies investigating the Panama Papers case if the actor hosted the Narendra Modi-led government’s two-year anniversary celebrations.

 

“When there is an investigation against an individual over black money, and the PM takes part in a programme hosted by that individual, what sort of a message does it send to the investigation agencies? There is a need to keep this in mind,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said at a press conference.

 

However, the missile got misfired after Abhishek Bachchan came out to defend his father saying that Amitabh Bachchan is not hosting any political event, and is only scheduled to anchor a segment on ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’.

 

The Panama Papers — based on an investigation by over 100 other news organisations around the world — is a global list revealing offshore links of over 500 Indians, including Amitabh and his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Amitabh has denied links with any of the offshore companies.

 

The NDA-ruled central government will be organising an event 'Zara Muskura Do' on May 28 to highlight its achievements, which will be beamed across the country by Doordarshan.

News24 Bureau