Bihar polls: Denied ticket, BJP leader leads donkeys to party office

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Patna, Sep 24: A BJP leader in Bihar, who was denied a ticket to contest the assembly election, on Thursday marched to the party office along with a group of donkeys, saying those running the show were behaving like asses.

Vijay Nath Tiwari was keen to contest the polls from Chanpatia assembly constituency but he was denied a ticket by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Bihar polls: Denied ticket, BJP leader leads donkeys to party office.
"It shocked me when the party high command gave the ticket to another person in place of me," he said.

Asked why he used a group of donkeys to protest, Tiwari said: "It appears to me that an army of leaders like asses are running the show to decide tickets in the party. It was a symbolic protest."

ALso read: Bihar Assembly Polls 2015: Full Coverage

Many angry BJP workers and leaders from Raghopur, Karakat, Bakhtiyarpur and Bhagalpur protested in front of the party office on Thursday after they were denied tickets.

On Wednesday, a group of BJP members turned violent and broke the main gate of the party office and tried to ransack a room. Security was tightened after the incident.

The BJP has so far declared candidates for 153 of the 160 assembly seats it will contest.

IANS

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