BJP MP’s house attacked by party activists

July 23rd, 2008 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Bharatiya Janata Party

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists Wednesday held a noisy protest outside party MP Haribhau Rathod’s residence here and attacked his house at Yavatmal for staying away from parliament during the trust vote in parliament the government won. According to police officials in Yavatmal district, at least 50 party supporters stormed Rathod’s home in the town, about 500 km from here, and attempted to destroy the furniture and fittings.

Police used canes to disperse the BJP workers. Additional policemen rushed to the spot.

Around 35 BJP activists also demonstrated outside Rathod’s Ashok Nagar residence at Mumbai suburb Mulund, carrying placards and shouting slogans against the MP.

Rathod was among nearly 10 BJP MPs who were either absent during the voting Tuesday or voted for the government. One was present in the house but did not vote.

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