Election Commission orders ruling BJP not to refer Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi as “Papu”!
Well, politics is a place where you are always judged. You will definitely get a nick name and of course, you will be a part of people’s jokes. The Election Commission has barred the ruling BJP in Gujarat from using the word “Pappu” in an electronic advertisement, which apparently targeted Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, calling it “derogatory”. Election Commission has directly pointed out ruling BJP that it’s really disrespectful and therefore clearly mentioned them not to use word “Papu”.
Social media is flooded with Rahul Gandhi’s Pappu jokes!
Social media is everything these days and unfortunately Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has also got a nickname Pappu. “Pappu” is perceived as a social media slur coined to target Gandhi.
Confirming the development, sources in the BJP today said the script of the advertisement did not link the word to any individual.
According to BJP sources, the media committee under the Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) objected to the word mentioned in the script of the advertisement which was submitted by the party for approval last month.
A senior BJP leader was quoted saying, “Before making any election-related advertisement, we have to submit a script to the committee to get a certificate. However, they raised objection to the word ‘Pappu’, saying it is derogatory. They asked us to remove or replace it.”
He said the party will replace the word and submit a new script for the EC’s approval. He further added “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.”
When contacted Gujarat CEO BB Swain said he was not aware of any such development and can comment only after getting the details tomorrow.
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