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Gujarat Assembly elections 2017: EC bars state BJP to use 'Pappu' in electronic advertisement

The Gujarat Chief Electroral Officer (CEO) BB Swain said that he was not aware of any such developments and will be able to comment only after getting the details.


  |  Updated On : November 15, 2017 12:04 AM
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi (Source: Twitter)

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi (Source: Twitter)

New Delhi :  

In a positive move the Election Commission (EC) has today barred the Gujarat state BJP unit the use of,'Pappu', in an electronic advertisement. 
The EC called it,'derogatory', while it said that it was clearly meant to refer Rahul Gandhi. Sources in the BJP said that the script in the advertisement did not link it to any individual.

"Before making any election-related advertisement, we have to submit a script to the committee to get a certificate. However, they raised objection to the word 'Pappu', saying it is derogatory. They asked us to remove or replace it," a senior BJP leader said.

"Before making any election-related advertisement, we have to submit a script to the committee to get a certificate. However, they raised objection to the word 'Pappu', saying it is derogatory. They asked us to remove or replace it," asenior BJP leader said.

The Gujarat Chief Electroral Officer (CEO) BB Swain said that he was not aware of any such developments and will be able to comment only after getting the details.

First Published: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:05 PM


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