Police on Tuesday detained around 12 college students for selling pakodas, wearing graduation robes near the venue of PM Narendra Modi’s rally in Chandigarh. The students were selling the pakodas named after PM Modi & their degrees- Engineer, BA, & LLB. “We are here to welcome Modi Ji for giving us new employment under pakoda yojana,” a protester said.
The students wearing the robes were selling pakodas named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi & their degrees – Engineer, BA & LLB, near the venue he was to address a rally in support of BJP candidate Kirron Kher.
Kher is contesting against Congress nominee & former Union minister Pawan Kumar Bansal for Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat, which will vote on 19 May.
“We are here to welcome Modi Ji for giving us new employment under pakoda yojana. We want to sell pakodas at Modi’s rally so that he knows how great it is to sell pakodas for the educated youth,” a woman protester said.
In an unrelated development in Punjab’s Pathankot, 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims protested outside the Model Town Gurdwara against Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s visit on Tuesday. They protested against the controversial statement of senior Congress leader Sam Pitroda’s “hua to hua” remark, said Ranjit Singh, a protester.
Taking a jibe at the Modi government, the Congress, from its official account, tweeted, “Wasn’t selling pakodas part of @narendramodi’s grand plan for tackling unemployment? Why are the students arrested?”
Actor Richa Chadha also tweeted saying, “The joke is on the authorities.”