BJP leader demanding action against Mayawati makes suicide bid

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Published on: 28 July 2016 9:57 AM GMT
BJP leader demanding action against Mayawati makes suicide bid
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Balia: Former District President of the BJP Minority Cell was on Thursday arrested for trying to set himself on fire. His suicide attempt was to put pressure on the state government seeking action against the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leaders for their derogatory remarks against the female family members of expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh.

Superintendent of Police (SP), Manoj Kumar Jha said:

  • Kamaluddin Sheikh tried to set himself ablaze at the collectorate premises of the district headquarters at around 12.30pm
  • Sheikh protested against BSP Chief Mayawati and party leader Naseemuddin Sheikh three days ago
  • He had burnt the effigies of Mayawati and Naseemuddin and threatened the state government to commit suicide if no action would be taken against BSP leaders within three days
  • He was arrested soon after his suicide attempt

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