Thursday, July 24, 2014
BJP Leader Questions Sania Mirza's Credentials As Brand Ambassador Of Talangana
Talangana BJP leader K Laxman called Sania Mirza as "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan and questioned her credentials to be the brand ambassador of Talangana. Sania was born in Maharashtra and settled in Hyderabad only later, and hence is a 'non-local', he said. The 27-year-old tennis star has never participated in agitation for a separate state of Talangana, said Laxman . who is leader of BJP in Talangana Legislative Assembly. He accused government of taking step with an eye on the minority community votes for the up coming elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao appointed Sania as brand ambassador of Talangana and described her the daughter of Hyderabad. "Talangana is proud of Sania who is true Hyderabadi, She now ranked number five in international tennis and we wish she becomes the number one," said chief minister in a ceremony. Reacting to the incident Congress described BJP leader's statement against Sania as "bizarre". The TRS government had decided to appoint tennis star Sania as brand ambassador of the newly carved-out state.