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

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

PCC Pilot today said that unlike the BJP, which "restricts people wearing or carrying black clothes in rallies," does not discriminate on the basis of colour of clothes.

He was apparently referring to July 7 rally of 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 reporters here, Pilot said people wearing clothes of any colour including red, black, green, yellow or blue are welcome in rallies,

"and Minister fears that farmers and people will protest in their rallies so they restrict them wearing black colour shirt or vest, he said.

He said 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 to be addressed by (BJP) and Uttar Pradesh Minister

"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," he said ahead of Congress national Rahul Gandhi's rally here today.

Gandhi arrived here on a one-day visit to launch the campaign for the assembly polls in the state.

Elections in 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.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 15:30 IST