New Delhi: After piling pressure from an unrelenting Opposition in Parliament demanding the sacking of Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, the controversial minister's scheduled rally on Thursday at Gole market for the upcoming Assembly elections in the national capital was cancelled by the BJP.
Niranjan Jyoti was slated to address the rally here as per party chief Amit Shah's directive to around 300 BJP MPs to campaign in the city for the upcoming assembly polls.
"Her rally has been cancelled as the party thought that allowing her to address the rally may impact party's image," PTI quoted as a senior BJP leader saying, adding "the party is considering to cancel her future rallies."
Jyoti's rally at Sheikh Sarai area in South Delhi yesterday was also cancelled and Delhi BJP spokesperson Harish Khurana today said her rally at Gole market was cancelled due to the minister's personal works.
Meanwhile, opposition MPs who continued to press for her resignation even after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's request to allow the House to function normally. Modi said he's also of the view that after the minister's apology, the matter should be considered closed.
"The people of Delhi have to decide if they want a government of Ramzaadon (descendants of Ram) or haramzaadon (those who are illegitimately born)," Jyoti had reportedly had said at a public meeting in Delhi on Monday.
The comment created an uproar in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha over the last three days.