Panchayat Candidate Promises Virat Kohli as Chief Guest, Brings Duplicate Instead

Panchayat Candidate Promises Virat Kohli as Chief Guest, Brings Duplicate Instead

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Vitthal Ganpat Ghavate, who is contesting for the post of sarpanch in Ramalinga Gram Panchayat in Shirur, promised voters to bring Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli to an election rally on May 25.

Candidates in Indian elections have been known to make outlandish promises and claims. But one panchayat election candidate in Maharashtra has got all of them beat.

According to a report, Vitthal Ganpat Ghavate, who is contesting for the post of sarpanch in Ramalinga Gram Panchayat in Shirur, promised voters to bring Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli to an election rally on May 25.

 

Word spread like fire, with billboards and banners with the photos of Ghavate and Kohli put up at several places.

 

When the day came a huge crowd gathered to meet the cricketing icon. The star guest’s arrival sent fans into a frenzy, with people jostling to click selfies with the skipper, only to realise that Ghavate had arranged for a look-alike of Kohli instead of the real deal.

 

The real Virat Kohli, meanwhile, had no idea that his name was being used to pull in voters. Fans, however, were only too happy to bring his attention to the entire episode.

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