New Delhi/Nagpur: Congress lashed out at Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan, who is set to host ‘Zara Muskura Do’, the special function organized by government on completion of Narendra Modi’s two year in power. Congress raked up the controversy surrounding Panama Papers, where Bachchan’s name appeared in the list of Indians who have stashed their money abroad. They have accused Bachchan of increasing his proximity with the ruling regime to influence the probing agencies.
“It is legally, ethically and morally wrong to have ‘Big B’ as the host of Zara Muskura Do event. By having Bachchan as host, what message is the government trying to send?” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala. He further recalled the Panama controversy where Bachchan’s name propped up. The legendary actor was alleged to be the director of numerous offshore companies in Panama Islands and British Virgin Islands, by certain publications. The Panama papers showed Bachchan c client of Mossack Fonseca, the firm which offers its services to people across the nation who want to float offshore entities in tax havens.
Zara Muskura Do event will be organized on Saturday at the India Gate. It would be telecasted live across the nation. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has completed two years in power, will enlist its achievements in the past 24 months. The event is being hyped and promoted since the past month.