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Pre-paid audience embarrasses BJP
5/4/2019 11:36:44 PM
Early Times Report
Leh, May 4: The state BJP leaders had to face major embarrassment in front of Union Defence Minister and senior BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday during an election rally in Leh.
Eyewitnesses said due to poor homework done by the state BJP leaders, including the president, very few locals had turned up at the rally.
To cover their poor show, the BJP leaders had arranged a group of Bihari labourers who with their faces covered in 'Modi masks' were spotted during the rally in support of party candidate Jamyang Tsering Namgyal.
"Knowing that the local people will stay away from the rally, the state BJP leaders had arranged these pre-paid Bihari labourers. However, when these labourers removed their masks, it cause huge embarrassment to the state BJP leaders before the Union leader," an eyewitness said.
Namgyal is locked in a four-cornered contest from the Ladakh seat, where the campaigning ended this evening and the focus shifted to May 6 polling which will also decide the fate of Congress candidate Rigzin Spalbar and two independents - Congress rebel and former MLA Asgar Ali Karbalai and journalist-turned-politician Sajjad Hussain.
Meanwhile, Nirmala Sitharaman lambasted the Congress for allegedly neglecting Ladakh over the past six decades and said various initiatives like railway line and biggest solar park are in the pipeline for the region for its overall development. She assured all the pending defence issues, including rent for the land which is under the army's use, would be resolved as she listed out various steps taken by the Prime Minister Narendra Mod-led government for the region.
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