Amitabh also gifted Modi with a copy of Madhushala, a collection of poems written by his late father Harivansh Rai Bachchan. Narendra Modi thanked Bachchan calling him a 'mahanayak' and welcomed his offer to promote Gujarat tourism. Incidentally Bachchan's decision came on a day when his friend Amar Singh quit from all his posts in the Samajwadi Party which has been a huge critic of Modi and the BJP. Amitabh was Uttar Pradesh"s brand ambassador during SP's rule which had earned him the ire of MNS in Mumbai.
Story first published: Thursday, January 7, 2010, 10:33 [IST]