Five days before polls, Modi vanishes from BJP posters

Admitting that new hoardings have been put up, Varanasi BJP in-charge Ashok Dhawan said, “Modi is BJP, and BJP is Modi.”

By: Express News Service | Varanasi | Published:May 8, 2014 2:11 am

Days before Varanasi goes to the polls, the BJP on Wednesday replaced its candidate Narendra Modi’s election hoardings with general posters of the party. While Modi’s photographs dominated the hoardings earlier, the new posters only have the BJP’s symbol.

While a candidate’s poll expense limit is fixed at Rs 70 lakh for bigger states such as Uttar Pradesh, any hoarding or campaign material with Modi’s photograph would be included in his individual account.

Admitting that new hoardings have been put up, Varanasi BJP in-charge Ashok Dhawan said, “Modi is BJP, and BJP is Modi.”

Party spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi, however, told PTI that the hoardings had been replaced due “technical” reasons and cited the poll expense factor.

Earlier, in Vadodara too, the BJP had covered banners and posters carrying Modi’s photographs just days before he filed his nomination for the seat.

Congress candidate Ajay Rai, however, said the BJP had finally realised that Modi, being an outsider, has little popular support in Varanasi. “This is 100 per cent desperation. They have been shouting Modi sarkaar, but are now suddenly saying BJP sarkaar,” he said.

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    Abdul Rawoof
    May 8, 2014 at 8:33 am
    BJP is at the verge of collapse in this Loksabha election. It is well known to their own leaders, Modi's alleged wave is only a Media stunt and nothing else.
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    HarishNayak
    May 8, 2014 at 8:29 am
    Sonia is outsider.
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    Yash Naresh
    May 8, 2014 at 3:35 am
    was it because of the EC's FIR against him?
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    Mohan
    May 8, 2014 at 10:09 am
    High hopes keep dreaming
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    Citizen
    May 8, 2014 at 1:30 am
    There is nothing wrong in this when rulers fix the limits living in gl houses a limit of imaginary thing like this. They increased their own perks even with out thinking how the common man is living in the nation with their minimum wage etc. inspire of some sane voices in the august house .So it is nothing but a loop in the system. Jaihind
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