Unlike BJP, Cong does not fear people wearing or carrying black clothes in rallies: Sachin Pilot

11 Aug 2018

Rajasthan PCC president Sachin Pilot today said that unlike the BJP, which "restricts people wearing or carrying black clothes in rallies," Congress does not discriminate on the basis of colour of clothes.
Pilot was apparently referring to July 7 rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here in which people wearing black or carrying any black cloth were kept out. The restriction was allegedly meant to rule out any chance of a protest at the venue. Talking to newspersons here, Pilot said people wearing clothes of any colour including red, black, green, yellow or blue are welcome in Congress rallies. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Vasundhara Raje fears that farmers and people will protest in their rallies so they restrict them wearing black colour shirt or vest, he said.
Pilot said Congress has not put any "restriction" on people in its rallies and anyone wearing any colour can participate in events.  In January this year, people wearing black clothes were also not "allowed" to attend a public rally in Varanasi to be addressed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. "We do not discriminate on the basis of any colour. People wearing clothes of any colour can participate and people are showering their blessings on Rahul Gandhi," the former Union minister said ahead of Congress national President Rahul Gandhi's rally here today. Rahul arrived here on a one-day visit to launch the party's election campaign for the assembly polls in the state. Elections in Rajasthan are due in a few months.
Thousands of the party workers have gathered in the city for the Congress chief's road show and a meeting at the Ramlila Ground.