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Posted at: Dec 7, 2017, 6:06 PM; last updated: Dec 7, 2017, 6:25 PM (IST)

Gujarat polls: Row over ‘poster’ urging Muslims to support Ahmed Patel

Gujarat polls: Row over ‘poster’ urging Muslims to support Ahmed Patel
The poster, written in Gujarati, urges the Muslims to support Congress Rajya Sabha MP to be made ''Wazir-e-Alam'' of Gujarat.

Surat, December 7

A poster in Gujarat's Surat was put up calling for the Muslims to unite and support the Congress for Ahmed Patel to be made the chief minister of the state.

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The poster, written in Gujarati, urges the Muslims to support Congress Rajya Sabha MP to be made 'Wazir-e-Alam' of Gujarat.

Ahmed Patel, who is also political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, called it a “misinformation campaign by the BJP”. "I was never the chief ministerial candidate and neither will I ever be," Patel added.

He also took to Twitter and said, "Putting up fake posters and orchestrating a rumour campaign shows the utter desperation of the BJP. Fearing defeat, do they have to rely on such dirty tricks? I have never ever been a candidate for CM and will never, ever be"

"The moot issue is that BJP is trying very hard to divert the narrative from its performance of last 22 years to a divisive agenda. Hence, their reliance on lies and propaganda. But people of Gujarat have made up their mind this time. "

Gujarat is going to polls in two phases on December 9 and 14.

ANI

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