‘Aa Ab Laut Chale’! Allahabad Congress poster appeals Amitabh Bachchan to join party; will Bollywood legend oblige?

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New Delhi | February 25, 2018 12:07 PM

Congress leaders in Allahabad are delighted over the fact that Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan recently started following them on Twitter. In return, Congressmen have expressed their gratitude to the legendary actor in style.

Congressmen have expressed their gratitude to the legendary actor in style. (Videograb)

Congress leaders in Allahabad are delighted over the fact that Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan recently started following them on Twitter. In return, Congressmen have expressed their gratitude to the legendary actor in style. Haseeb Ahmed, general secretary of Congress in Allahabad, has released a poster featuring party president Rahul Gandhi, former PM Late Rajiv Gandhi along with Bachchan. The tagline of the poster reads,”Aa ab laut chalen” and “Aabhar”. Apart from the iconic personalities, the background of the poster depicts the a confluence of holy Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati.

The poster also features a title of the famous song from movie ‘Dostana (1980)’. It reads,”Bane chahe dushman zaana hamara, salamat rahe dostana hamara.” On the top of the poster, there are a series of photographs lined in form of a film strip, from the 1984 Lok Sabha elections when Bachchan contested from Allahabad. Ahmad said that Congress workers have welcomed the fact that the superstar has started following top party leaders on Twitter.

After following senior Congress leaders on Twitter recently, Bachchan triggered speculations over his possible entry into politics. The ‘Shenshah’ of Bollywood has followed Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Apart from him, Bachchan followed P Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, Ashok Gehlot, Ahmed Patel, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ajay Maken, Sachin Pilot and CP Joshi.

He also started following other Congress leaders like Shakeel Ahmed, Manish Tewari, Sanjay Nirupam, Sanjay Jha, Randeep Surjewala and Priyanka Chaturvedi on the social media site.

Bachchan, who was once close to the Nehru-Gandhi family and a friend to late late Rajiv Gandhi, is currently the brand ambassador of Gujarat. The ‘Sholay’ actor has over 33 million followers on Twitter and follows mere 1,689 people amongst whom are now several Congress leaders.

Some other politicians followed by Bachchan on Twitter include RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his daughter Misa Bharti, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury.

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