Lok Sabha Elections 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said a single chowkidar has maligned all those who are into the profession. Addressing a rally in Karnataka’s Mysore, Gandhi said, “The Chowkidar could not be seen outside the homes of the farmers, and the poor. He could only be seen with the ‘chors’ like Anil Ambani. A single Chowkidar has maligned the name of all others in the profession.”
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the Communist government in Kerala of creating an atmosphere where people cannot take the name of Lord Ayyappa of Sabarimala. Addressing a rally at Mangaluru in Karnataka, Modi said people are being put behind the bars if they do so. He mentioned the case where a BJP candidate of Kerala was arrested in connection with clashes over the Sabarimala issue and asked if such behaviour is acceptable in a democracy.
Earlier in the day, BSP Chief Mayawati also attacked Yogi Adityanath saying his party will get votes of neither Ali nor Bajrangbali. Reacting to the UP CM’s ‘Ali-Bajrangbali’ comment, she said Bajrangbali is equally important to her and her party as he, in Yogi’s own words, is associated to Dalit caste. “We have both Ali and Bajrangbali. Bajrangbali is important to us since he is associated with Dalit caste. It was the UP CM, and not I, who had in the past pointed out Bajrangbali’s caste,” she said.