BJP candidate faces protest for distributing sarees in Bhilai

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Bhilai, Nov 11 (UNI) BJP national secretary and party candidate from Vaishali Nagar seat Saroj Pandey tonight witnessed the wrath of the opposition supporters when she was locked in her vehicle for distributing sarees to the voters.

The incident took place near the Atal Awas Yojna in the constituency when the supporters of a rebel BJP candidate M S Baba stopped the vehicle of Ms Pandey by raising slogans against illegal distribution of sarees to the voters.

The mob kept the BJP candidate and present Mayor of Durg locked in her vehicle for around two hours. The BJP rebel and independent candidate Mr Baba also sat over the vehicle demanding probe against the candidate for violating the election norms. Congress candidate Brij Mohan Singh and his supporters also joined the mob against Ms Pandey and have demanded action against her.

Police had to resort to mild lathicharge on the mob to escort the BJP candidate out of the area after assuring them that they will register a case against the BJP candidate.

Later, the BJP candidate was let off by the police against which the supporters of the congress and independent candidates blocked the Supela main road.

Talking to UNI Saroj Pandey denied that she was distributing sarees and alleged that it was a pre-planned conspiracy by the candidates of the opposition parties. She also alleged that the opposition leaders and the supporters also misbehaved with the women accompanying her.

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