On Thursday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lalk Khattar named actor Parineeti Chopra the brand ambassador from the state for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project Beti Bachao Beti Padhao . Unfortunately, the move didn’t go down too well with the state Health Minister Anil Vij who said he had no idea about the appointment.

Immediately after Khattar’s tweet, Vij cited ignorance on any such move being made by the government. He tweeted:

Chopra, hailing from Ambala in Haryana, has won several awards, including the Filmfare and National Film Award, a Haryana government release said.

Source: The Indian Express

A mega event has been planned in Gurgaon on July 21 to push the campaign to new heights, that will be attended by the actress, it said. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign, aimed at ensuring survival, protection and empowerment of the girl child, was launched by Modi from Panipat in the state in January this year.