Noted movie actor Raza Murad was eliminated as model ambassador of the Bhopal Municipal Corporation’s ‘swachhata abhiyan’ on Friday on the order of Madhya Pradesh Urban Development Minister Bhupendra Singh, a day after the announcement of his appointment was made.
In a letter to the Bhopal civic chief, Mr Singh stated Mr Murad needs to be dropped as model ambassador as his contribution within the area of cleanliness was not identified.
“A brand ambassador should be such a person who has contributed in a major way in the field of cleanliness or who is well-versed with Bhopal’s culture. Therefore, the order in this regard should be cancelled with immediate effect. Instead, nominate a prestigious person/institution who has made noted contributions in the field of cleanliness,” the minister’s letter stated.
However, Mr Murad informed information company PTI he was well-versed with the town as he had kinfolk hailing from right here and had additionally accomplished his education within the state capital.
“No one could be a larger Bhopali than me as my mom, spouse and plenty of different family members belong to Bhopal. I did my education from the Cambridge School right here. I’m nicely versed with the town, its roads, its typical language, its tea, paan and gutkha, so the cost that I do not know the tradition of the town holds no floor,” Mr Murad stated.
“Secondly, the minister additionally stated the model ambassador needs to be such an individual who has completed commendable job in ‘swachhata‘. But, when you don’t give me a chance to show (my credentials within the area), then how will you determine I’ve not completed something,” he requested.
Mr Murad additionally stated he had already began work on the topic on Thursday within the metropolis’s Chowk space by telling folks to segregate strong and liquid waste, including that “if the minister would not need my providers, so be it, as they (powers that be) are maalik (all highly effective)”.
BMC public relations officer stated the 100-150 folks chosen as cleanliness ambassadors on Thursday had been these had made a reputation of their respective fields.
Meanwhile, the Congress hit out on the BJP authorities within the state and stated Mr Murad being dropped from the model ambassador record was “Sanghi thinking”.
In a tweet in Hindi, Congress spokesperson KK Mishra stated Mr Murad was eliminated as he was Muslim.
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