Radhey Lal Rawat,the sitting MLA of Bahujan Samaj Party from Hassanganj area in Unnao,was admitted to Trauma Center of Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University in Lucknow on Wednesday after he allegedly consumed a poisonous substance.
The incident took place in Unnao,from where he was brought to Lucknow in the afternoon.
While the initial reports from Unnao said he had attempted suicide as another person had also filed his nomination papers as the BSP candidate from the same seat on Wednesday,but both the police in Unnao as well as the doctors at the medical college had denied reports of attempted suicide.
Doctors had informed that during treatment,Rawat had informed them that he had taken few spoons of some poisonous substance mistaking it for cough syrup.
Radhey Lal Rawat is the sitting BSP MLA from Hassangaj and this time,he was given BSP ticket from Mohan reserved Assembly constituency in Unnao district. Unnao would go for polls in the fourth phase of election and Rawat had filed his nomination papers as BSP candidate last week.
However,on Wednesday,which was the last day of filing nomination papers for the fourth phase,another BSP leader,JP Rawat had also filed his nomination papers as the BSP candidate. Now,there are two BSP candidates from the Mohan seat,but the returning officer had informed that during scrutiny on Thursday only one nomination would be accepted as official BSP candidate.
No one in the family of Radhey Lal Rawat could be contacted for comment and neither there was any statement from BSP in this regard.
We do not know about any candidate attempting suicide but it is true that two candidates have filed their nomination papers from Mohan seat as BSP candidates. The actual candidate would be decided in the scrutiny on Thursday, said Brijesh Tyagi,the returning officer at Mohan.
Meanwhile,doctors informed that Rawats condition is stable and he was being treated for just high sugar level and blood pressure late in the evening. He came to us during the day complaining of nausea. He told us that he had taken some liquid instead of a cough syrup after vomiting had started. Right now,he is completely fit as he had taken just few spoons of the substance and we are treating him for high blood pressure and high sugar level in the blood now, said SN Shankhwar,Chief Medical Superintendent,CSMMU.
There is no such intimation of any suicide and neither any police case has been filed in this regard, Prashant Kumar,Superintendent of Police,Unnao said.