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Modi-Joshi poster war moves to Rajkot

The poster war between supporters of Narendra Modi and his detractor Sanjay Joshi intensified with pamphlets and posters targeting the Chief Minister appearing near the BJP’s state executive meet venue

Written by Press Trust Of India | Rajkot | Published: June 11, 2012 2:18:28 am

The poster war between supporters of Narendra Modi and his detractor Sanjay Joshi intensified with pamphlets and posters targeting the Chief Minister appearing near the BJP’s state executive meet venue here on Sunday.

The pamphlets were circulated by people wearing Joshi’s mask near Swaminarayan Temple,about 200 metres from the meeting venue. A couple of these people were detained by the police.

The pamphlets,which did not name Modi,said: “I am Sanjay Joshi,I am RSS volunteer,I do not sell grazing land to the industrialists,I do not do massacre for political power,I do not cheat party’s line of thinking for becoming Prime Minister,I do not treat party workers as labour.”

A few posters in support of Joshi were also spotted in some parts of Rajkot city late on Saturday night,including on the compound wall of official residence of BJP Mayor Janak Kotak,which were soon removed.

Also,Kutch Ladayak Manch,a non-political group led by Kutchi businessman Ramesh Joshi,published advertisements in some vernaculars against alleged injustice meted out to Sanjay Joshi by Modi.

Meanwhile,nearly 40 Congress workers were detained while trying to reach the venue of BJP’s executive meet here on Sunday.

“Rajkot is facing a water crisis. We wanted to represent the matter to the CM. But our 40 workers were detained,” said city Congress president Jaswantisinh Bhatti,adding that women workers were also detained in the early hours of the day.

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