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Pamphlets against BJP's 'Joota Baba'

IANS  |  Deoria (Uttar Pradesh) 

Pamphlets with headlines "Helmet ki karo taiyyari, aa gaye joota dhari" are being circulated in the Lok Sabha seat with an appeal to Thakurs to vote against BJP candidate

The reference is to the incident which took place in March in which the outgoing from Sant Kabir Nagar, Sharad Tripathi, beat the local BJP MLA with shoes at an official meeting. The MP hit the MLA 13 times with a shoe in one minute.

The incident sparked outrage among Thakurs and deepened the Thakur-Brahmin rift in the region.

Though the BJP denied ticket to Sharad from Sant Kabir Nagar, the party has given the ticket to his father from

The pamphlet further appeals to 'descendents of Maharana Pratap' (Thakurs) to vote against the 'father of Joota Baba' and avenge the humiliation that the BJP MLA had suffered during the incident.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 14:40 IST
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