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Uma Bharti stages dharna at police station
October 31, 2006 15:30 IST
''The attack on my convoy was pre-planned at the behest of the Chief Minister'', she said while staging the sit-in at the verandah of the police station with about 800 of her supporters gathered at the ground in front.
Sagar range Inspector General of Police Swarn Singh said the situation was under control. Action was being taken on the complaints of both sides, he said.
At the fag end of the polling for the Assembly byelection in Malehra, the convoy of Miss Bharti, who is also the election agent of her party candidate Miss Rekha Yadav, was attacked by the supporters of BJP leader Shankar Pratap Singh, who was slapped by Miss Bharti's personal security officer.
Her driver was injured and few vehicles were damaged in the attack.
Immediately after the attack, Miss Bharti sat on dharna at the village itself, but was later persuaded to shift to Malehra well after midnight.
Malehra seat fell vacant following the resignation by Miss Bharti and about 60 per cent polling was recorded there in the bypoll.