UP Polls: Upset over ticket to turncoats, BJP workers burn effigy of Union minister Mahesh Sharma

19 January 2017, 09:47 AM
File Pics: Mahesh Sharma
File Pics: Mahesh Sharma

Protesting party's decision to give tickets to "outsiders" and turncoats, some BJP workers on Wednesday burnt effigy of Union minister and local MP Mahesh Sharma at DND flyway in New Delhi disrupting traffic, before they left for Delhi.

They shouted slogans against Sharma and carried placards which read "bahari logon ke ticket vapas lo (take the tickets back from the outsiders)" Police reached the site and traffic movement on flyway was restored.

The BJP has decided to field Tejpal Nagar, 58, from Dadri who had quit BSP during 2014 Lok Sabha elections and joined BJP. Dhirendra Singh, who quit Congress and joined the BJP on January 8, has been named as party candidate from Jewar.

Sharma said, "I have not selected the two candidates. The central election committee decided to field them. I have nothing to do with it. They should protest in Delhi." 

First Published: Thursday, January 19, 2017 09:39 AM
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