Drop 'Pappu' from ad, Gujarat BJP told by EC

Aankhon Mein Toofaan Sa Kyon Hai...Saheb Sab Jaankar Anjaan Kyon Hain Rahul Gandhi Takes Swipe At PM Modi

The poll watchdog said that word "Pappu", apparently targeting Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, is "derogatory".

With less than a month left for Gujarat Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party's Central Election Committee will finalise the first list of candidates on Wednesday.

However, the use or word was banned by election commission because indirectly it targets the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. One of the characters in the ad goes by the name of "Pappu", and when he visits the grocery store, a staff comments: "Sir pappu bhai aaye lagte hain (seems Pappu has come)".

Dismissing reports of growing Congress popularity in certain parts of Gujarat, Shah asserted that the BJP will secure a landslide victory in the upcoming election.

All political parties need to submit their script related to the election advertisement to the EC. The commission has asked the Gujarat BJP to remove or replace the word.

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"Since there was no direct mention or linkage with any person while mentioning "Pappu" in the entire script, we had appealed to the committee to reconsider their decision, but they rejected it", he said.

"BJP will win more than 150 seats and once again form the goverment in Gujarat", he declared.

The two phase elections will be held on December 9 and 14.

"We want to ask Rahul Gandhi, since he has been advocating reservation for women, what did his party do on the issue of triple talaq", BJP national general secretary Bhupendra Yadav told reporters on Monday.

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