Chandigarh, Oct 20: Shocked over Sapna Chaudhary who was campaigning for rival candidate Gopal Kanda in Sirsa, BJP leaders demanded that Chaudhary should be punished for “anti-party activity”.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari dissuaded her from campaigning for Kanda, the Haryana Lokhit Party candidate from Sirsa, BJP sources said.
Chaudhary informed party leaders that she was advised by her staff that she can campaign for Kanda as he “was an independent candidate”.
Haryana will hold assembly elections on Monday (21st October), Sapna Chaudhary, who joined the BJP in Haryana recently, campaigned for a rival candidate Gopal Kanda for the assembly election when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a rally in Sirsa on Saturday, the last of campaigning, the BJP has fielded Pradip Ratusaria from Sirsa, .
A video message of Chaudhary seeking support for Mr Kanda in the Haryana election was shared widely on social media, catching the attention of BJP leaders on Friday. There were also posters of Chaudhary in favour of Kanda, said a senior Delhi BJP leader.
The BJP has fielded Pradip Ratusaria from Sirsa, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally on Saturday, the last day of campaigning for the election to be held on Monday.
Chaudhary joined the BJP with much fanfare at Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium during the party’s nationwide membership campaign in July, in the presence of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and BJP vice-president Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP general secretary Ram Lal and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari.
The sources said Ms Chaudhary, who is an artiste and performer, claimed she was advised by her staff that she can campaign for Kanda. “When party leaders asked her about why she decided to campaign for Kanda, she claimed she was advised that she can do so as Kanda was an independent candidate,” said a Delhi BJP leader.