Last updated: November 30, 2022, 6:00 PM IST
Ahead of Gujarat’s parliamentary elections next month, Rajasthan chief minister and Congress leader Ashok Gehlot addressed a rally in Mehsana, which was disrupted when a bull entered the rally. Shortly after the incident, Gehlot tried to pacify those in attendance, blaming the BJP, saying it often tries to disrupt congressional meetings by letting a cow or a bull around.
A video of the day went viral on social media, where people could be seen panicking as the bull burst in during Gehlot’s speech. The incident caused people to flee from their seats and run around in fear.
The BJP and Congress are vying for all 89 seats. “It is a BJP conspiracy. They often use this tactic to disrupt congressional meetings, “a Hindu times report quoted Gehlot as saying.
Voting for the first phase of the Gujarat elections will take place on Thursday in 89 seats across 19 districts in Saurashtra-Kutch and southern parts of the state, where 788 candidates are contesting.
The campaign for the first phase of the elections in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled state ended at 5pm on Tuesday. Voting will take place Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 14,382 polling stations, the state’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) office said in a press release.
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