Surat rally: Ahead of Arvind Kejriwal’s visit, banners feature him with Osama bin Laden & Hafiz Saeed

AAP claimed that its posters for the rally were removed from different areas in the city. Kejriwal will be addressing a public meeting at Yogi chowk in Varachha area on October 16.

By: Express News Service | Surat | Updated: October 14, 2016 8:59 am
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Days ahead of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal’s October 16 rally in Surat, banners carrying his photographs with Burhan Wani, Hafiz Saeed and Osama bin Laden, terming them “heroes of Pakistan”, appeared at different locations across the city on Thursday. While AAP blamed BJP, the saffron party denied it had anything to do with such banners.

Earlier in the day, AAP claimed that its posters for the rally were removed from different areas in the city. Kejriwal will be addressing a public meeting at Yogi chowk in Varachha area on October 16. Incidentally, the AAP leader will also be meeting Gujarat PAAS convenors during his visit to Ahmedabad and Surat. The next day, he will also meet leaders of different organisations in Surat city.

After getting information about the banners, AAP leaders reached the spot and removed them. Surat AAP spokesperson Yogesh Jadvani said, “The banners had been put up by BJP workers as they don’t want Kejriwal meeting to take place. We have removed eight such banners. We are expecting over one lakh people to attend Kejriwal’s public meeting. AAP leaders Kumar Vishwas and Sanjay Singh will also accompany Kejriwal.”

He added, “Kejriwal will meet Gujarat PAAS spokesperson Varun Patel in Ahmedabad on October 15. We have extended the invitations to Surat PAAS co-convenors Dharmik Malaviya and Alpesh Katheriya and other PAAS members to meet Kejriwal in Surat .”

Surat city BJP president Nitin Bhajiyawala said, “We have told BJP workers that they should not oppose Kejriwal’s visit to Surat. I am sure no BJP worker will do this (put up such posters). A few days ago, a few banners featuring Kejriwal were blackened. They alleged that it was the BJP’s doing. But, later, it was found that AAP worker Ajit Tiwari of Surat was had done that. AAP leaders are resorting to such tactics to get publicity and, on the other hand, they are trying to defame us. We have nothing to do with these banners.”

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    indian
    Oct 14, 2016 at 3:58 am
    Well... they all have one thing in common. They all hate (or would have hated) Modi.
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      Jay
      Oct 14, 2016 at 3:50 am
      U sleep with your mother
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        IML sood
        Oct 14, 2016 at 3:35 pm
        Nothing wrong in these banners and posters, so many times Khujli has expressed open support for anti national elements and he and his Apptards have declared themselves anarchists time and again. The party and its leader who doubts Indian Army's operation is fit to be shown with Laden and Hafiz.The real hidden villain in politics.
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          IslamForFools
          Oct 14, 2016 at 1:39 am
          That is very true, khujliwal is enemy of Hindus and this nation
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          Srividya Jayaraman
          Oct 14, 2016 at 10:55 am
          Don't worry now BJP will win with greater margin and you can pack your things and go to either Vatican or Palo.
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            Srividya Jayaraman
            Oct 14, 2016 at 10:50 am
            I am a Delhite and I have seen many Delhite hate Kejriwal expect Muslims and people who wants freebies
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              Srividya Jayaraman
              Oct 14, 2016 at 11:00 am
              Modi is tough forpeople like you so that you may not be able.to make black money not I will.appease.people like you and like other party leader won'tfall at mullas feet.
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                Srividya Jayaraman
                Oct 14, 2016 at 10:58 am
                Most of.the people.of Congi are.terrorist. What was so fo doo g sheen 26/11 took place. Modi and BJP.is the right governme t to rule this country so that I die can cleaned up without filth lime you
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