Pakistan’s ‘daughter-in-law’ Sania lacks credentials to be Telangana brand ambassador: BJP

Laxman accused the government of taking the step with an eye on the minority community votes.

By: Press Trust of India | Hyderabad | Published:July 24, 2014 10:28 am
Telangana chief minister K.Chandrashekhar Rao presenting a letter of appointment as Telangana's Brand Ambassador to Sania Mirza in Hyderabad. (Source: PTI) Telangana chief minister K.Chandrashekhar Rao presenting a letter of appointment as Telangana’s Brand Ambassador to Sania Mirza in Hyderabad. (Source: PTI)

Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Wednesday flayed the TRS government’s decision to appoint tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of the newly carved-out state, terming her as “daughter-in-law” of Pakistan and questioning her credentials for the honour.

Sania was born in Maharashtra and settled in Hyderabad only later and, hence, is a “non-local”, he told reporters here and sought to dub her as “daughter-in-law” of Pakistan, pointing out that she was married to that country’s cricketer Shoaib Malik.

The 27-year-old tennis player had never participated in agitation for a separate state of Telangana, said Laxman who is leader of BJP in Telangana legislative assembly.

Laxman accused the government of taking the step with an eye on the minority community votes in upcoming elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

Handing over a grant of Rs 1 crore here yesterday, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao appointed Sania as brand ambassador of Telangana and described her as a daughter of Hyderabad.

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    Dhananjay
    Jul 24, 2014 at 7:02 am
    She is daughter of India before daughter in law of stan ! BJP has forgotten that it is no more in opposition - grow up please. There are many important issues to act and no more this Hindu - Muslim and India- Pak please.
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    Greg Savage
    Jul 24, 2014 at 9:27 am
    The BJP's observation is correct. We do not want s to represent or be a b ambador for any part of India. Don't we have anyone who is Indian and of any relevance in Telangana, other than Sania? I'm surprised that the Indian government hasn't nullified Sania's Indian citizenship.
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    Narpatsinh
    Jul 24, 2014 at 8:10 am
    Sania is a Daughter of our country. We should respect her and her nice performance in tenis.
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    N. Ray
    Jul 24, 2014 at 7:09 am
    She is a daughter of Hyderabad, if she feels. Andhra Pradesh(AP) is sister too , why don't RAO treat her with generosity...Stop being prodigal....
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    Sadanand
    Jul 24, 2014 at 6:12 am
    Exactly.Proves you can take a Politician out of CongressBut NOT Communal (pro minority) Congress out of that Politician.
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