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Jha equates CM’S yatra with Ramayan

Hindustan Times  Bhopal, August 20, 2013
First Published: 09:42 IST(20/8/2013) | Last Updated: 09:45 IST(20/8/2013)

Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice-president Prabhat Jha on Monday equated the public meetings addressed by CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan under Jan Ashirvad Yatra with Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayanthe famous television serial of 1987.

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The public meetings are Shivraj serial akin to Ramayan television serial, he said.

In the former, people are out on the street with their families to attend the public meeting while in the latter, people used to sit in front of the television screen, the BJP national vice president said.

The Yatra is no more a party affair and has transformed in to a socio-political movement given the response it was getting from people, Jha said.

About the distribution of tickets in the party, Jha said winnability of candidate will be the key factor.

Talking about ex-finance minister Raghavji, Jha said he is no more a part of the party.

Re-induction of Vijay Shah in the state cabinet with few months remaining for completion of the government tenure, he said there is always scope of correction.

Giving a clean chit to Shah, he said Shah felt victim of the cut-copy-paste of his statements on news channel.

To aquery regarding Congress leader and Union minister Kamal Nath’s assertion that his party would form the next government in the state, Jha retorted that he (Kamal Nath) is not a politician.

He runs a political factory in Chhindwara hiring 4000 political servants who receive a salary ranging from Rs. 2000 to Rs. 20,000, the BJP national vice president further claimed.

The Congress leader is not capable of helping the party of win Seoni and Betul parliamentary seats adjoining Chhindwara, Jha said.

Whether Gujarat CM Narendra Modi will campaign in for the upcoming assembly elections in MP, he said Modi will be coming for the party campaign.


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