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BJP leader alleges death threats during Congressman's speech

Press Trust of India  |  Shivpuri (MP) 

BJP national vice president today alleged that a leader, while delivering a speech at a public meeting here, had threatened to kill him.

"In a public meeting of Jyotiraditya Scindia, which was organised yesterday at Rojoda village (under the Kolaras assembly seat), Ramesh Parihar, in his speech, threatened to kill me. I have complained to the Election Commission to register an FIR against Parihar," said at a press conference today.

The bypolls in Kolaras assembly seat in Shivpuri and Mungaoli seat in district are scheduled on February 24.

said, "Parihar threatened to kill me. But Scindia did not raise any objection. The has deployed anti-social elements in Kolaras and Mungaoli to win the elections. EC should order the arrest of all such miscreants."

The Congress, however, called it a "stunt" to garner "cheap publicity".

"This is a cheap publicity stunt. In fact, Jha is marginalised in the BJP's inner politics, as does not like him. So Jha wanted to grab the limelight in this way," state Congress Pankaj Chaturvedi said.

He said that instead of going to the Election Commission, Jha should have file a police complaint.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 22:10 IST