No tickets t0 `parachute candidates' in Rajasthan polls: Rahul
Jaipur, Aug 11 (PTI) Congress president Rahul Gandhi today said he will make sure that party workers have their say and no “parachute candidate” gets nominated in the next assembly elections in Rajasthan.
“I can guarantee you this time that not a single parachute candidate will be able to get the ticket. If any such candidate comes, I will cut the rope,” Gandhi said here at the launch of the party’s election campaign in the state.
“Congress party workers will be heard and will get the tickets,” he said.
Gandhi reached the venue after a 13-km ride in a special bus from Jaipur airport, in a show of strength by the Congress.
Vehicles, with posters carrying his pictures, followed.
Near the airport, the welcome included decorated camels, elephants and bullock carts.
His cavalcade halted when he saw a person on a wheelchair waiting near the Laxmi Mandir crossing to welcome him.
At the rally, Sachin Pilot accused Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje of using the taxpayers’ money to fund her ongoing ‘Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra’.
Gehlot said Raje had objected to another BJP leader Gulab Chand Kataria's proposed yatra when the party was in the opposition.
He also referred to the recent lynching of a Muslim man in Alwar after vigilantes suspected that he was smuggling cows.
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