Jammu, Dec 20: BJP candidate from Nowshera seat Ravinder Raina, who was seriously injured in a clash between PDP and BJP workers, was admitted to the ICU of a government hospital today, even as BJP hit out at PDP and said they would file a complaint with the EC on the matter.
Raina, who is also Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha's state president, was among five persons injured in the clash which broke out after some PDP workers allegedly attacked his cavalcade when it was passing through Lambari belt of Noushera of Rajouri district last night.
Asserting that such attacks would not be tolerated, BJP said they would be filing a complaint with the Election Commissioner in New Delhi over police's failure to take action against police and protect its candidates.
In another incident, in Billawar belt of Kathua district, BJP candidate Nirmal Singh and his wife's car was allegedly attacked by Congress workers. Earlier, BJP senior leader and cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu was attacked twice in Gandhinagar Assembly constituency during campaigning.
Claiming that the attacks were because other parties were frustrated over BJP's increasing popularity in the state, Sethi said, "We are going to lodge a complaint with Election Commission in New Delhi. Police has failed to protect our leaders. It is their failure and they have acted on PDP side".