Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh on Saturday said the attack on the "Rath" (campaign vehicle) of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan during his "Jan Ashirwad Yatra" was part of a conspiracy to kill him.
Talking to mediapersons here, the Home Minister said: "Stones were thrown at the vehicle of the Chief Minister in a pre-planned manner. The stones hit the glasses of bus, which could have hit him (Chouhan) as well.
"It was clearly a pre-planned attack on the life of the Chief Minister but alert security personnel thwarted the attempt."
Three persons have been arrested in connection with the attack, he added.
Ajay Singh, Leader of the Opposition in state Assembly and MLA from Churhat constituency in Sidhi district where the incident took place, said: "Bhupendra Singh is a complete failure as the state's Home Minister. He should resign and the Chief Minister should look for another person to take the responsibility."
On Sunday night, some miscreants threw stones at the Rath carrying Chief Minister Chouhan -- who is touring the state ahead of Assembly elections -- in Churhat area, said the police.
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