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Rajasthan polls: Gajendra Shekhawat accuses Congress of selling tickets

"Naam bade kaam khote, ticket ke liye lete hai daam mote," says Gajendra Shekhawat

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Rahul Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi in Rajasthan, Rajasthan rally, dholpur
Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Rajasthan. (Photo: ANI)

Ahead of ticket distribution in poll-bound Rajasthan, Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat Tuesday accused the of selling election tickets for money.

"Naam bade kaam khote, ticket ke liye lete hai daam mote (Big names involved in lowly deeds. They charge hefty sums for election tickets)," Shekhawat said at a press conference here.

The Congress, however, rubbished the allegations, with its state unit in-charge Sachin Pilot blaming opponents for conspiring against the party.

"The allegations of discrimination in adding the names of candidates are baseless. All office bearers are working actively and doing hard work. The allegations related to ticket distribution in the media are baseless," he told reporters.

Briefing about the BJP's door-to-door campaign, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Shekhawat said party workers had communicated the BJP's views at 42,688 out of the total 51,844 booths during its "Booth Mahasampark Abhiyan" and reached out to nearly 70 lakh families.

He said that the party would hold direct talks with the people across the state from November 8 to 11.

First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 17:35 IST