The proceedings for electing the district chief of the BJP in Jamshedpur district was on Saturday disrupted allegedly by a group of unidentified persons, who intruded into the venue and resorted to vandalism. Nobody was seriously injured.
Incidentally, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das is an MLA from East Singhbhum (Jamshedpur). He reached his home town this evening as part of his previously fixed routine.
The police had to intervene to control the situation. No formal complaint has been made. The BJP office-bearers claimed that they were not aware of the identities of the intruders.
A meeting for consultation over candidates and the election for the district BJP chief was going on at Tulsi Bhawan in Jamshedpur town, when some unidentified persons entered the venue.
“They simply demanded that there should be no consultation or election. Our workers pushed them out of the venue. However, they returned again, armed with sticks and began vandalising the venue. They began throwing and breaking the chairs. Our activists again pushed them back when one of our women workers sustained a blow. The police was already there and the situation was brought under control after some time. Nobody was seriously injured,” said Pradeep Verma, Party’s incharge for organisational election in Jamshedpur.
Current district chief Raj Kumar Srivastava said: “We simply left the venue after the disturbance started. It continued for over an hour.”
Jamshedpur Senior Superintendent of Police Anoop T. Matthew said: “The police had to intervene to control the situation. We have not got any formal complaint. Nobody was seriously injured. But there was pandemonium in the venue and some furniture was damaged.”
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