Piyush Goyal’s Tamil Nadu Rally: Photographers Attacked for Trying to Click Pictures of Empty Chairs
Several members of the audience left their chairs as he started to speak, News Today reported.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was reportedly forced to abruptly wrap up his speech at Nagercoil in Kanyakumari after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers clashed with photographers. Many people left when he started speaking at the venue.
As per a report published in News Today, the BJP had organised a political rally at Nagercoil, where Goyal was slated to address the audience. When the minister, who is the Tamil Nadu in-charge, began to speak, a number of people left their seats. Photographers present at the spot tried to click the empty chairs, but the BJP workers attacked them.
Due to the sudden skirmish, Goyal reportedly wrapped up his speech quickly and rushed off stage.
The sight of empty chairs at BJP rallies is common nowadays. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha election campaign rally that kicked off from Meerut on Thursday also witnessed an embarrassingly low turnout.
Earlier a rally attended by BJP MP Hema Malini and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath saw an exceptionally small number of people turn up. Amit Shah’s Agra rally was also attended by very few people. Similarly, two BJP rallies in different parts of Assam were greeted by empty chairs this week.
Senior BJP leader failed to pull crowds in recent rallies has made many ask if this is a sign of discontent among the people. Earlier prime minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and BJP president Amit Shah’s political rally had also witnessed an embarrassingly low turn out.