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.