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Yashodhara Raje lands in controversy after she made controversial remark in poll campaign

Congress has approached the Election Commission against Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his minister for threatening voters

Yashodhara Raje lands in controversy after she made controversial remark in poll campaign

In what could be trouble for the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh, the senior BJP leader Yashodhara Raje Scindia has been heard telling voters that if they vote in ‘panja’ (Congress poll symbol), they will not get benefits of the government schemes.

It need be mentioned that post this statement, a major controversy of sorts has erupted.

She made the statement as she was campaigning for the BJP candidate in Shivpuri district’s Kolaras for the upcoming bypolls necessitated after the death of Congress lawmaker Ram Singh Yadav.

In a video clip, the lady leader who is also the Sports and Youth Welfare minister in Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s cabinet is heard saying what is being alleged.

The Congress has approached the Election Commission against Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his minister for threatening voters.

State Congress chief Arun Yadav has called it a brazen violation of model code of conduct.

BJP has strategically fielded Scindia for campaigning in Kolaras against her nephew and Congress’s popular face Jyotiraditya Scindia, who has been aggressively campaigning for his party candidates for over a month now.

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