Two BJP Rallies in Assam Flop Due to Low Turnout
In Karimganj, BJP workers had even ordered boxes of sweets in a bid to attract people.
People were a no show at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rallies held on Tuesday by Lok Sabha candidates Kripanath Mallah and Queen Ojha at Karimganj and Guwahati respectively.
NorthEast Now reported that BJP workers had ordered boxes of sweets in a bid to attract people to the Karimganj rally in Assam. However, the organisers were still greeted by empty chairs at the venue.
Due to the low turnout, BJP leader Mahendra Singh and the other state ministers delayed their addresses by one hour, the report added.
The rally was organised and attended by party prabhari Mahendra Singh, Assam ministers Parimal Suklabadya and Kabindra Purkayastha.
Weather plays the devil’s agent:
A second rally, at Borjhar in Guwahati, the BJP campaign for Queen Ojha was dampened by storm and heavy rain. NorthEast Now reported that strong winds destroyed the pandal set up for the rally.
It was slated to be attended by several BJP leaders as well as BJP’s ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leaders including Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Ramendra Narayan Kalita, Atul Borah, Kamala Kalita and others were invited, the report said.
Earlier on Monday, BJP MP Hema Malini and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s Mathura rally had also hosted empty chairs.