BJP activists burn Rahul`s effigy over `beg` remark

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 17:07

Allahabad: Accusing Congress leader Rahul
Gandhi of "insulting" people of Uttar Pradesh at his Phulpur
rally, BJP`s youth wing burnt his effigy here on Tuesday.

"Rahul Gandhi has insulted people of Uttar Pradesh by
calling them beggars. The people of the state do move out to
earn a living but they have never begged. Whether at home or
outside, they have always lived with their heads held high,"
an activist of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha said.

Shouting anti-Rahul slogans, the agitators tear down
posters and cut-outs of the Congress leader and set his effigy
on fire at the Civil Lines crossing here.

Gandhi, while kicking off Congress` election campaign in
UP yesterday had said, "People of Uttar Pradesh are
appreciated for their hard work wherever they go in search of
job...How long will you beg in Maharashtra (for work)? How
long will you work as labourer in Punjab?"

The remark had sparked off a war of words between BJP and


First Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 16:50

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