Police deployed at BJP office in Bhopal

November 4th, 2008 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyBhopal, Nov 4 (IANS) Heavy police force has been deployed at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in this Madhya Pradesh capital Tuesday following protests over the party’s selection of candidates for the forthcoming assembly polls. Protests and demonstrations are being held at the state BJP headquarters here by several groups, including those who have arrived here from other parts of the state.

Hundreds of BJP workers, protesting against the candidature of Chetram from Amla constituency, arrived here in the afternoon and held demonstration at the party office. Soon policemen surrounded the office to prevent any violence.

BJP activists from Amla constituency in Madhya Pradesh’s Betul district gathered outside the office and raised slogans against Chetram, saying that the party would lose badly if the candidature was not changed.

Earlier in the day, Sindhi Samaj Sangharsh Samiti also protested against the candidature of Jitendra Daga. The Samaj wants Bhagwandas Sabnani to contest from the state capital’s Huzur constituency.

Sabnani, it is said, was brought back to the party fold from Uma Bharati’s Bharatiya Jan Shakti (BJS) Party a couple of weeks ago on the promise of a party ticket from the constituency.

“We (the community) would field Bhagwandas Sabnani as an independent candidate if the BJP doesn’t give him the ticket,” Samaj’s spokesman Dharmendra Bulchandani told reporters.

The members of the Samaj also held demonstration at the party office Monday and shut their establishments across Bairagarh township, close to Bhopal.

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