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Gujarat Assembly elections 2017: BJP replaces Pappu with Yuvraaj in poll campaign ad after Election Commission rap

The Gujarat BJP after being banned from using the word ‘Pappu’ in its video campaign targeting the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has now replaced the word with ‘Yuvraaj’.


  |  Updated On : November 15, 2017 09:42 PM
Gujarat Assembly elections 2017: BJP replaces Pappu with Yuvraaj in poll campaign ad after Election Commission rap (File Photo)

Gujarat Assembly elections 2017: BJP replaces Pappu with Yuvraaj in poll campaign ad after Election Commission rap (File Photo)

New Delhi :  

The Gujarat BJP after being banned from using the word ‘Pappu’ in its video campaign targeting the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has now replaced the word with ‘Yuvraaj’.

BJP has released two campaign advertisements where they have referred the Congress vice president as ‘Yuvraaj’ without naming him. The state BJP has released a 48-second long video, almost similar to the rejected clip, a set at the grocery store and a 5 minutes and 4 seconds-long video on Twitter, a tea stall set.

In the video one can see a grocery shop owner and his assistant working when in background one can hear ‘sir, sir.’ In reply, the assistant says, “Yuvraaj has come.” The owner says, “You can buy anything from here but not votes.”

BJP supporters used the word ‘Pappu and Yuvraaj’ on the social media to mock Rahul Gandhi.

The election commission on Tuesday had objected to the use of word ‘Pappu’, stating that the word ridicules a person commonly known by that name.

Soon after the media committee of the Gujarat Election Commission asked the BJP to drop the word, the saffron party argued that it had made no direct reference or named anyone in the video campaign. Yet, the committee’s decision remained unchanged.

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

In the video published on Twitter, the BJP has also targeted the three youth leaders Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mevani and Alpesh Thakor. Without naming them they have been referred Ina Mina Dika.

First Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 09:24 PM


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