EC bars Guj BJP from us­ing ‘Pappu’ in elec­tronic ad

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Nation -

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.

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