Former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot escapes unhurt after stage collapses

A stage, where the state's former CM and union minister were seated, collapsed as it was overloaded with supporters at a public function in the Tonk district of Rajasthan.

By: PTI | Jaipur | Published:October 17, 2016 7:20 pm
Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan stage collapse, rajasthan, Namonarin Meena, news, latest news, India news, national news, rajasthan news Doctors reported that former union minister Meena received mild bruises while Rajasthan’s former CM Ashok Gehlot had muscle strain in the leg. 

Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot escaped unhurt when a makeshift stage collapsed at a public function in Tonk district.

Gehlot along with former union minister Namonarin Meena and other local leaders were sitting on the dais and when the function was over, their supporters got on to the stage to take pictures with them and due to overloading it collapsed on Sunday, police said. They were taken to a hospital for a medical checkup.

“The tests were normal though Meena received mild bruises and Gehlot had muscle strain in the leg,” Dr Arvind Lunawat of Saadat hospital said.

Later, Gehlot left for Jaipur. He was in Tonk to attend a programme organised by Mali community Mahadev Vali.