UP Elections 2017: When Subramanian Swamy confused PM Modi with Mayawati and got trolled

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New Delhi | Published: February 16, 2017 12:51:19 PM

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy, who is known for his firebrand statements, has raked up a controversy through his tweet.

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy, who is known for his firebrand statements, has raked up a controversy through his tweet. (IE image)BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy, who is known for his firebrand statements, has raked up a controversy through his tweet. (IE image)

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy, who is known for his firebrand statements, has raked up a controversy through his tweet. “In UP, I think Mayavati (sic) will pull off a Donald Trump,” the BJP leader had tweeted. As his tweet got noticed by Twitterati, people wondered about the connotation of his statement. Swamy, however, later clarified through another tweeted. “In my tweet on UP elections I had intended to say Namo (Narendra Modi). Instead by oversight I said Mayavati. Error is regretted.” People got even more confused and started trolling him.

Political parties have kick-started high-decibel campaigning for the third phase of polling for Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017. 69 constituencies will go to polls in third phase of voting which will be held on February 19. 826 candidates are in the fray for this phase which is crucial for BJP, Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance and BSP. The other four phases will be held on February 23 and 27 and on March 4 and 8. Results will be out on March 11. The first phase of UP polls in 73 assembly seats in UP witnessed 64.22 per cent turnout on February 11 – an increase of nearly three per cent from the first phase turnout in the 2012 state Assembly polls. Meanwhile, an impressive turnout of over 65 per cent was recorded in 67 Assembly constituencies across 11 districts of western Uttar Pradesh, figuring in the second phase of the crucial state polls yesterday.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati will be the star campaigners and parties will bank on them to reach out to the people across the state.

Earlier, Congress had complained to Election Commission about Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy for supporting Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya’s statement on the contentious Ram temple issue and breaking the Model Code of Conduct. Congress demanded that EC should not allow them to campaign.

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Elucidating on his recent remarks on the contentious issue of the construction of the Ram Mandir in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the assembly polls in the state, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy had taunted the Congress Party of finding lacunae in everything they say and do.

He further asserted on the construction of the Ram Temple and said it will be built through legal process.

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