Days before Punjab votes, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has provoked a controversy with his remarks on not letting "Uttar Pradesh, Bihar de bhaiye" enter the state. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was next to him at a roadshow when he made the comment.
"Priyanka Gandhi is Punjab's daughter-in-law, she is the bahu of Punjabis. Bhaiyas from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi cannot come here and rule. We will not allow UP bhaiyas to stray into Punjab," Mr Channi said in Punjab, with Priyanka Gandhi smiling and clapping. Supporters cheered and shouted "Bole so nihal...".
The comments were seen to aim at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has been campaigning extensively in Punjab for his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).