On Cam: MP Governor Anandiben Patel’s Election Tips to BJP Leaders

In a video that has gone viral, MP Governor Anandiben Patel is seen telling BJP leaders how to garner votes.

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In a video clip that has gone viral, Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel is seen telling BJP leaders how to garner votes. The clip has landed her in quite a controversy, with fuming Congress leaders claiming that they will complain to the President about her conduct.

During her trip to Chitrakoot in Satna district, Anandiben Patel can be seen telling local BJP leaders, including district president Narendra Tripathi and mayor Mamta Pandey, that they will get votes only if they adopt needy and malnourished children of the area.

Adopt needy and malnourished children… You will secure votes only when you adopt needy and malnourished children. Votes aise nahi milenge. Unke ghar pe jaake baithoge, godi me loge, tabhi vote milenge (You won’t get votes so easily. Sit with them in their homes, take the children in your laps... that’s how you will get votes).

When party leaders are seen telling her that they have already done this, Patel can be seen saying: “Start a campaign and tell others. Ask others to join.”

She is then seen looking around at some of the officials present and saying:

Aapko toh vote lena nahi, humein to vote lena hai (you don’t need votes, but we do).

The clip has since gone viral, creating a huge furore. The Congress has accused her of misusing her constitutional post to further the cause of the BJP in MP, where Assembly Elections are scheduled to be held later this year.

Senior Congress leader and MP campaign committee head Jyotiraditya Scindia tweeted, saying: “MP governor Anandiben Patel is openly campaigning for the BJP, which is a violation of constitutional norms. The governor’s post has a lot of dignity attached to it. She should work accordingly and not as a BJP election campaigner.”

AICC legal cell chairman and Rajya Sabha member Vivek Tankha tweeted:

The BJP has been ruling MP for the last three years,.

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