Gujarat Elections 2017: Election Commission Bars BJP From Using 'Pappu' In Ads


Calling Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi "gappidas", Rupani said he "talks baseless things" and people still mock him.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today dubbed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi a "failed player in politics" and exuded confidence that the BJP will win the upcoming Assembly elections in Gujarat. The Election Commission has barred the ruling BJP party in Gujarat from using the word "Pappu" in its electronic advertisements, calling the term "derogatory". A Congress dissident was also caught using the word for Gandhi earlier this year. However, they raised an objection to the word "Pappu", saying it is derogatory. According to NDTV, the EC has asked the party to drop the word or replace it with another word.

Rahul Gandhi during his Gujarat visit on October 9, 2017.Twitter.

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As for the electronic ad, it has come to the light that the BJP had submitted a script for its election ad to the State Election Commission for clearance last month.

"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. A new script will be submitted soon to the EC for approval.

Summary: As the chances of Congress party surges in Gujarat assembly elections scheduled to take place on December 9 and 14, the screening committee set up by Congress party has been flooded with over 2,200 aspirant applications for 182 seats. Coming out in support of the decision of the state EC, Rajiv Desai, public affairs analyst was quoted as saying by Times Now, "BJP has lost the plot in Gujarat".