BJP MP’s cavalcade attacked in Uttar Pradesh

September 7th, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Sep 7 (IANS) The cavalcade of Bhartiya Janta Party’s (BJP) MP, Yogi Adityanath, was attacked Sunday in Azamgarh district in Uttar Pradesh, the police said. No one was injured in the incident.Adityanath, an MP from the Sadar Seat of Gorakhpur, who also heads the Hindu Maha Sabha and Hindu Yuva Vahini, was in the district to attend a seminar on terrorism when the cars in his cavalcade were stoned.

“The incident took place at around 1:30 p.m. and besides throwing stones, few shots were also fired in the air,” a police officer, preferring anonymity, told IANS.

No one was injured in the incident and the situation in the area was reported to be “tense but under control”.

“Those accompanying the MP also resorted to retaliatory action but the situation was managed by the police,” he added.

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