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Aamir Khan to be the ambassador for Maharashtra's 'Jalyukta Shivar'; announcement today

Bollywood Actor Aamir Khan Is Set To Partner Maharashtra Government For One Of Its Flagship Schemes- Jalyukt Shivaar, Which Is An Ambitious Water Conservation Scheme Of The BJP-led Government.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Devika Chhibber | Updated on: 17 Feb 2016, 03:13:08 PM


Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is set to partner Maharashtra government for one of its flagship schemes- Jalyukt Shivaar, which is an ambitious Water conservation scheme of the BJP-led Government.

The announcement comes months after reports that the actor was chucked out of BJP-led government for his 'intolerance' remarks.

The official announcement is expected to be made on Wednesday when Khan will meet chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at the government guesthouse.

According to sources, the project will see Khan proactively work with the government for its Jal Yukt Shivar scheme, which is also Fadnavis’ pet project. Reports also claimed that Khan was roped in for the dream project in May last year after he contributed Rs 11 lakh to the chief minister’s relief fund as donation to the scheme in 2015. 

The project will aim at making state villages drought free in five years through water conservation programmes.

Last month, BJP government had ended Aamir Khan contract as the brand ambassador for its Incredible India campaign after 10 years.

However, Twitterarti provided another option to the Maharashtra government. Social media called the government's stand biased and hoped to see Nana Patekar as the face of the dream scheme. The posts went viral and the veteran actor trended on social media following the protests. Take a look at the tweets:

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First Published : 17 Feb 2016, 09:30:00 AM