Rows Of Empty Chairs Greet Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Manoj Tiwari, Gautam Gambhir At Delhi Rally
Earlier, PM Modi’s Meerut rally, Amit Shah’s Agra rally and Nitin Gadkari and CM Fadnavis’ Nagpur Rally witnessed a similar trend.
A BJP rally organised on May 1, for candidates Manoj Tiwari and Gautam Gambhir, attended by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, at Shastri Park in New Delhi, witnessed rows of empty chairs.
This follows a growing trend of the extremely low attendance in Bharatiya Janata Party rallies.
Times of India Delhi’s Twitter account posted three photos of vacant chairs, with large sections of the space allotted for the audience left empty by uninterested absent voters.
Empty seats during the rally of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, and Lok Sabha candidates from Delhi — Manoj Tiwari and Gautam Gambhir — at Shastri Park in New Delhi. Photos: @ANINDYAtimes pic.twitter.com/JFIpSGmX5s
— TOI Delhi (@TOIDelhi) May 1, 2019
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha rally in Meerut on March 28 also witnessed an embarrassingly low turnout. On March 24 BJP workers in Agra were forced to hide many chairs at BJP chief Amit Shah’s rally.
Rajnath Singh aims to retain his hold on Lucknow parliamentary constituency, while incumbent Manoj Tiwari will be facing off against Congress’ Sheila Dikshit in the North East Delhi constituency.
Political newcomer Gautam Gambhir is contesting from East Delhi constituency and will take on Congress’ Arvinder Singh Lovely and Atishi Marlena from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
Delhi votes on May 12 while Lucknow goes to the polls on May 6.