BJP’s orange caps, jackets dominate crowd

The saffron surge at rally The saffron surge at rally.

From orange caps to Modi masks and flags, there were many things that the Bharatiya Janata Party put on display to show that ‘Modi wave’ does exist in Ludhiana.

Reportedly, the factories in nearby areas at Jalandhar bypass declared half day off for its labourers as they were asked to report for the rally at Dana mandi. Not only labourers but also farmers and villagers from Dakha, constituency of candidate Manpreet Singh Ayali, were transported in buses to the rally venue.

Flaunting Modi jackets, caps and masks, even children of 10-15 years of age were seen chanting ‘Ab ki Baar Modi Sarkaar’ slogan as Modi was addressing the masses. The slogans and hooting in the middle of his speech added an element of suspicion, raising doubts over genuineness of the crowd present.

Even when Modi asked questions like “how many of you got jobs from Congress government”, the BJP workers in orange dress code hooted the maximum.

Talking to Newsline, a visitor from Pandori village, said, “We have come here in the buses provided by Manpreet Singh Ayali. He has fetched the entire male population of the village on his own expense.”