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Slip of Tongue: Gujarat minister urges people to vote for Congress


The voting for the six municipal corporations in Gujarat that includes Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot is over and the results are going to be out on Tuesday. Now, political parties in Gujarat are busy campaigning for zilla panchayat and taluka elections in the state.

A cabinet minister in the BJP government in Gujarat, Dilipkumar Thakor, also reached Patan to address a poll meeting. The idea was simple—to woo voters so that they vote for the BJP. However, a slip of tongue by the minister resulted in defeating the purpose for which the minister was addressing the public gathering.

The minister instead of asking people to vote for the BJP asked them to vote for Congress. The video of the same has gone viral on social media. Notably, Thakor represents the Chanasma Assembly constituency of Patan.

Video viral on social media

With the elections for the municipality, taluka and zilla panchayat scheduled on February 28, political parties are leaving no stone unturned to convince the voters to vote for the candidates fielded by them. In this connection, BJP leader and state labour and employment minister Dilipkumar Thakor arrived in Patan to participate in the election campaign.

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While addressing a public meeting, the minister instead of asking the electorate to vote for the BJP candidates urged them to vote for Congress. He said this amid the presence of BJP’s star campaigner Alpesh Thakor. Now the video of Thakor’s address has gone viral on social media.

Poor voter turnout

The poor turnout of voters in the municipal corporation elections has become a major cause of concern for the political parties in the state. In fact, the parties swing into action on Sunday and deployed their cadres to request people to spare some time and cast their votes in the civic elections. Notably, a decline in voters’ turnout can affect the outcome of the poll results.


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