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Unlike BJP, Cong Does Not Fear People Wearing or Carrying Black Clothes in Rallies:Pilot


PTI Last Updated at 11 Aug 2018, 16:08 IST India

Jaipur, Aug 11 (PTI) Rajasthan PCC Chief Sachin Pilot today said that unlike the BJP, which "restricts people wearing or carrying black clothes in rallies," Congress does not discriminate on the basis of color of clothes.

He was apparently referring to July 7 rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here in which people wearing black or carrying any black cloth were kept out. The restriction was allegedly meant to rule out any chance of a protest at the venue.

Talking to reporters here, Pilot said people wearing clothes of any color including red, black, green, yellow or blue are welcome in Congress rallies,

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje fear that farmers and people will protest in their rallies so they restrict them wearing black color shirt or vest," he said.

He said Congress has not put any "restriction" on people in its rallies and anyone wearing any color can participate in events.

In January this year, people wearing black clothes were also not "allowed" to attend a public rally in Varanasi to be addressed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

"We do not discriminate on the basis of any color. People wearing clothes of any color can participate and people are showering their blessings on Rahul Gandhi," he said ahead of Congress national President Rahul Gandhi's rally here today.

Gandhi arrived here on a one-day visit to launch the party's election campaign for the assembly polls in the state.

Elections in Rajasthan are due in a few months.

Thousands of the party workers have gathered in the city for the Congress chief's roadshow and a meeting at the Ramlila Ground.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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