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BJP MP's house attacked by party activists

india Updated: Jul 23, 2008 16:10 IST
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BJP MP's house attacked by party activists

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists on Wednesday held a noisy protest outside party MP Haribhau Rathod's residence in Mumbai and attacked his house at Yavatmal for staying away from parliament during the trust vote in parliament the government won.

According to police officials in Yavatmal district, at least 50 party supporters stormed Rathod's home in the town, about 500 km from Mumbai, and attempted to destroy the furniture and fittings.

Police used canes to disperse the BJP workers. Additional policemen rushed to the spot.

Around 35 BJP activists also demonstrated outside Rathod's Ashok Nagar residence at Mumbai suburb Mulund, carrying placards and shouting slogans against the MP.

Rathod was among nearly 10 BJP MPs who were either absent during the voting on Tuesday or voted for the government. One was present in the house but did not vote.