Gujarat: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ramesh Katara allegedly warned the villagers that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has installed cameras in polling booths and will know who votes for the Congress in the Lok Sabha elections. He told this at a rally in Dahod constituency.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has installed CCTV cameras at the polling booth to scrutinise who voted for the Congress party, claimed BJP MLA Ramesh Katara while putting fear in the minds of voters on Tuesday.
“Who voted for BJP and who for Congress could be seen as Prime Minister Modi has installed cameras this time. If there are fewer votes from your booth, then he will come to know who did not cast vote for him,” Qatar said while addressing a public meeting.
BJP MLA from Fatehpura, Ramesh Katara: You'll see the photo of Jaswant Sinh Bhabhor (BJP candidate from Dahod) & Lotus symbol on the EVM, look for that & press the button. There should not be any room for error as Modi sa'ab has installed cameras this time. #Gujarat (15.04) (1/2) pic.twitter.com/bEKEYRIa4R
— ANI (@ANI) April 16, 2019
Further threatening the electorates with unemployment, he added: “Those who will not vote for the Prime Minister, they will get no jobs.”
Bhabhor is contesting from the Dahod parliamentary constituency. He is the sitting MP from the seat.
Gujarat will see polling in the third phase of the Lok Sabha polls on April 23. The counting of the votes will be done on May 23.
This is not the first time when BJP leaders have threatened voters during the 2019 election campaign. On Monday, Union minister Maneka Gandhi told villagers in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit said that she will grade villages according to the number of votes the BJP receives and will prioritise development work accordingly.
With inputs from ANI