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In a slip of tongue, BJP’s Jyotiraditya Scindia asks people to ‘vote for hand’ in MP bypolls

In a video, Scindia can be heard saying, 'Raise your hands and assure me that on 3 November, you will press the hand symbol.'

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New Delhi: In a slip of tongue, Madhya Pradesh BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia asked a crowd at a rally to “press the hand button” in the bypoll elections to be held on 3 November.

In a video that has gone viral, Scindia, who was campaigning Saturday for BJP candidate Imarti Devi in Dabra, can be heard saying, “Raise your hands and assure me that on 3 November, you will press the hand symbol.”

He subsequently almost ended up saying “And Congress…”, seemingly out of habit, after having spent nearly two decades in the party.

He then bit his tongue, realising his error, and said: “Kamal ke phool ka button dabega (Lotus symbol button will be pressed)”. The ‘hand’ is the election symbol of the Congress, while the ‘lotus’ is the BJP’s symbol.


Scindia had resigned from the Congress and joined the BJP in March this year, taking with him 22 other MLAs of the party. Scindia’s move had led to the fall of the Kamal Nath government and paved the way for the return of BJP’s Shivraj Singh Chouhan as the Chief Minister.

Congress takes a swipe

The Congress took a swipe at Scindia and shared the video clip on its Twitter page, saying, “Scindia ji, the people of Madhya Pradesh assure you that they will press the button for hand symbol on 3 November.”

Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan took a jibe at the turncoat leader, saying: “Our chhota maharaja is a bit confused about the party he belongs to!”

A Twitter user compared Scindia’s slip with the iconic moment in American television sitcom Friends when Ross takes the wrong name at his wedding altar.

Voting will be held on 3 November for the bypolls on 28 Assembly seats of Madhya Pradesh.

Also read: BJP fields all 25 Congress rebels in MP bypolls, now convincing cadres will be the problem


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  1. pakistan has accepted through a parliamentary statement that they carried out PULWANA ATTACK WITH THE MASSACRE OF 40 INDIANS .

    Many political parties and journalists who blamed BJP GOVERNMENT for being complicit and later also supported anti CAA protestors and rioters are silent about condemnation of pakistan and refuse to apologise to MODIJI .

    NO suprise jihadist posing as journalists are venting hatred by pointing to slip of tongue but are unable to feel the pain felt by minorities in pakistan.

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      Where has the author criticised Scindiaji for the slip? She has merely reported what has happened.

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      What is the difference btw you, BJP, Bhakts and Jihadis?

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