Haryana: TikTok-fame BJP Neta In ' Are You Pakistanis?' Controversy


BJP candidate from Adampur in Haryana Sonali Phogat, in her campaign rally, yelled at people for chanting 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' and called them 'Pakistanis'

Written By Jitesh Vachhatani | Mumbai | Updated On:

TikTok sensation Sonali Phogat who is contesting Haryana Assembly elections on a BJP ticket from Adampur was seen yelling at people in her campaign rally in Adampur on Tuesday, October 8. The BJP leader got agitated at the crowd gathered for not receiving great response when she chanted 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' before beginning her address at the rally. Phogat also challenged people on not repeating the chant, asking if they were 'Pakistanis'.

READ | BJP Fields TikTok Sensation Sonali Phogat For Upcoming Elections

Phogat lashes out on crowd

The TikTok sensation who was fielded by the BJP to contest elections from Adampur constituency against Kuldeep Bishnoi of Congress, lashed out on the crowd just as she began her address in her campaign rally. As Phogat began her speech, she chanted 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and on receiving a rather dull response from the crowd she yelled at the crowd and questioned them, "Are you all Pakistanis?"

The BJP leader then again urged the crowd to shout the chant with her. She showed her anger by saying that there were such kind of people in India who cannot shout praise for their own country which is very shameful. "It is shameful that such kinds of Indians also exist, who play such kind of politics that they can't even shout praise for their own country. A person who cannot say 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' should be shameful," said Phogat. 

READ | Maharashtra Elections: AICC Appoints Five Regional Election Incharge

BJP fields Sonali Phogat for Haryana polls

Sonali Singh Phogat apart from being a TikTok sensation, and a TV personality, is the National Vice President of BJP's Mahila Morcha. She is also in charge of the Scheduled Tribe wing of Haryana, New Delhi. Furthermore, she is also a member of the BJP's National Executive Committee. Phogat has earlier worked in tribal areas of Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh as well. In a first-ever instance, a candidate is being given a ticket who rose to fame using the video-sharing platform. The Haryana Assembly elections are scheduled to be held on October 21 whereas the results will be announced on October 24.

READ | Haryana Assembly Elections: BJP's First List Of 78 Candidates Released

READ | Maharashtra & Haryana Elections: Here Are Voter, Seat And EVM Figures

By 2030, 40% Indians will not have access to drinking water