BJP candidate claims murderous attack on him

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Kangra, Dec 19 (UNI) The BJP's Kangra district president and its candidate from Sulah constituency today alleged that a Congress worker attacked him without any provocation soon after he came out of the polling booth after casting his vote.

Vipin Parmar said that soon after he came out from the polling booth in his native village of Nanu, a Congress worker, identified as Inder Parmar, attacked him and left him injured, besides tearing his clothes.

''I have lodged a complaint with the Palampur Police Station following the incident and brought the matter in the notice of the Election Commission, seeking strict action against the Congress and the party worker,'' he said.

The Congress, however, dismissed the accusation as a ''ploy to gain voter sympathy.'' Questioning the veracity of the allegation, the party leaders countered,''why would a government official take the risk of attacking a candidate of another party and that too, without any provocation''.


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