Jaipur: Campaigning for the upcoming assembly elections in Rajasthan has reached a fever pitch with both PM Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi campaigning in the state at the same time.
BJP is trying to make a comeback after trailing in most opinion polls and looks like they have finally found a strategy to hold on to the power in the state. In an election meeting earlier today, PM Modi very clearly said that if people don’t vote for them in Rajasthan, they will force BCCI to open in Adelaide Test with Rohit Sharma.
Rohit Sharma, one of the best ODI batsmen in the world, has struggled in Test cricket after a promising start against West Indies but still got selected for the Australian tour.
With many people hoping that he doesn’t get into the XI at all in Australia, this threat of him opening has left many people worried. People from all over the country are now calling friends and relatives in Rajasthan to vote for BJP.
A visibly shocked Congress leader Sachin Pilot attacked BJP calling it a blackmail. He said, “BJP has always interfered with institutions after coming to power and now they want to interfere with BCCI as well. Rohit was selected in Test teams even during Congress rule but we never threatened the voters with his selection in the final XI or worse, opening with him on an overseas tour. This is an emotional blackmail by Mr. Modi in this cricket mad country.”
Meanwhile, Supreme Court of India has come down heavily on PM Modi for this statement stating that only Courts should intervene in Indian cricket, not the government.