EC bars Guj BJP from using ‘Pappu’ in electronic ad
AHMEDABAD: The Election Commission has barred the ruling BJP in Gujarat from using the word “Pappu” in an electronic advertisement, which apparently targeted Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, calling it “derogatory”.
“Pappu” is perceived as a social media slur coined to target Gandhi.
Sources in the BJP on Tuesday said the script of the advertisement did not link the word to any individual.
When contacted, Gujarat chief electoral officer BB Swain, however, said he was not aware of any such development and can comment only after getting the details.