Chhattisgarh BJP candidate beats up party leader

November 1st, 2008 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata PartyRaipur, Nov 1 (IANS) Chhattisgarh’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Yudhvir Singh, son of senior party leader Dilip Singh Judeo, has severely beaten up a party leader who refused to campaign for him, the police said Saturday.The BJP has fielded Yudhvir Singh from Chandrapur seat in state’s northern region to take on sitting lawmaker Nobel Verma, the joint candidate of the Nationalist Congress Party-Congress combine.

“Singh has mercilessly beaten up a senior BJP cadre, Dr. Vishwal, Friday at Chandrapur assembly segment when the latter allegedly refused to join in poll campaign because Singh described him as an outsider,” a police official told IANS.

He added that Vishwal had broken his left leg.

The police were investigating the matter after some BJP workers lodged a complaint at Chandrapur police station.

The Judeo family belongs to Jashpur district and a majority of BJP cadres of Janjgir district are opposed to Yudhvir Singh since he was made a party nominee Oct 21 to launch his political career from Janjgir district’s Chandrapur seat.

Chhattisgarh goes to poll Nov 14 and 20 to elect a new 90-member state assembly.

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