BJP candidate from Pilibhit Varun Gandhi on Sunday addressed Muslim voters in an election rally and said that he was willing to work for them even if they did not vote for him
BJP candidate from Pilibhit Varun Gandhi on Sunday addressed Muslim voters in an election rally and said that he was willing to work for them even if they did not vote for him.
“I would like to say one thing to my Muslim brothers. If you vote for me, I would like it very much. But even if you don’t vote for me, I will work for you. I don’t mind at all,” Varun Gandhi said.
#WATCH BJP's Varun Gandhi in Pilibhit, earlier today: Bas mein ek cheez Muslim bhai ko bolna chahta hun ki agar aapne mujhe vote diya toh mujhe bahut accha lagega, agar aapne mujhe vote nahi diya, koi baat nahi, tab bhi mujh se kaam le le na, koi dikat ki baat nahi. pic.twitter.com/xMLzreAJ1k
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The statement is in stark contrast to what Union minister Maneka Gandhi said a few days ago during an election rally in Sultanpur. She was heard telling a group of Muslims to vote for her in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019 or else they would not receive any help when she is the lawmaker.
Maneka Gandhi also said that she would anyway win the Lok Sabha elections from Sultanpur with or without Muslim votes. A two-minute video of Maneka Gandhi threatening Sultanpur Muslims has gone viral on the social media.
Union Minister #Maneka Gandhi on camera says:
“I am going to win for sure. If Muslims won’t vote for me and then come to ask for work, I will have to think, what’s the use of giving them jobs.” pic.twitter.com/bkVwyfJ2ng
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Maneka Gandhi further told the gathering that she will see when the Lok Sabha election result of the Sultanpur polling booths comes. “We will see if the election results show 100 votes or 50 votes. Then we will see when you come for any work,” she said.
Due to her comments, the Election Commission had banned Maneka Gandhi from campaigning for two days.
Source: India Today