Deputy CLP leader in Telangana Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir slammed his own party MP V Hanumantha Rao for criticising Sania Mirza’s appointment as Telangana’s brand ambassador.
Shabbir Ali informed, I have written a letter to AICC President Sonia Gandhi seeking action against VHR for creating controversies over avoidable issues. VHR’s opposition to Sania Mirza resembled like his support to BJP and RSS ideology of plain opposition of Muslim players. By making such comments, VHR is trying to defame the Congress party among the minorities. Congress party has suffered enough damage in recent elections, so Sonia Gandhi should restrict VHR from making such controversial statements.
BJP and VHR are questioning as to why Sania Mirza could be made brand ambassador as she was born in Mumbai. Neither Amitabh Bachchan was born in Gujarat, nor Shah Rukh was born in Kolkatta. However, both are serving as Brand Ambassadors of Gujarat and West Bengal. It is common for the governments to sign celebrities as their ambassadors. However, by giving communal touch to such appointments, the parties like BJP and leaders like VHR are exhibiting their narrow mindedness.”