Cong min booked, BJP candidate in ICU after clashes

  • PTI, None, Jammu
  • Updated: Dec 20, 2014 20:33 IST

BJP candidate from Nowshera seat Ravinder Raina, who was seriously injured in a clash between PDP and BJP workers, was admitted to the ICU of a government hospital today, even as BJP hit out at PDP and said they would file a complaint with the EC on the matter.

In separate incident, a sitting Congress minister has been booked for an attack on another BJP candidate.

Raina, who is also Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha's state president, was among five persons injured in the clash which broke out after some PDP workers allegedly attacked his cavalcade when it was passing through Lambari belt of Noushera of Rajouri district Friday night.

"Raina was seriously injured and has been shifted to ICU in government medical college in Jammu," BJP spokesperson Sunil Sethi told reporters here.

Hitting out at PDP, Sethi said, "Is Mufti Sayeed preaching his party workers and leaders to attack others? He should come and see the behavior of his leaders and workers, which we condemn."

Asserting that such attacks would not be tolerated, BJP said they would be filing a complaint with the election commissioner in New Delhi over police's failure to take action against police and protect its candidates.

In Billawar belt of Kathua district, BJP candidate Nirmal Singh and his wife's car was allegedly attacked by Congress workers.

Police have booked Congress minister Manohar Lal Sharma in connection with the attack on Singh.
Another FIR was registered against the independent candidate Rajinder Singh for poll violation and indulging in violence.

"District election authorities have registered two separate FIRs against a Minister and an Independent Candidate for poll code violation and indulging in violence in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir", senior district officer said.

The mob also manhandled deputy superintendent of police (DSP) headquarters, Kathua and SHO Billawar.

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