Varanasi (UP), Jul 19: A Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA was on Sunday held hostage by a group of villagers who were protesting against erratic supply of electricity and water in Alinagar area, police said.
BSP MLA from Mughalsarai, Babban Singh Chauhan had gone to the ward no 3 listen to their problems and talk to villagers, when they held him hostage.
The villagers, who were protesting against the problems of electricity and water supply in their area, Superintendent of police (SP), Muniraj said.
Local police rushed to the spot and held talks with villagers after which they freed Chauhan, the SP added.
An assurance was their problems,and also no complaint was given by the MLA to police and the matter was resoved then and there itself, he said.