BJP candidate’s arrest in Daltongunj raises eyebrows

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The arrest of BJP’s candidate from Daltongunj Manoj Kumar Singh on Sunday has left the party members angry.His arrest took place within hours of the Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi’s campaign in favour of her party’s nominee and Minister KN Tripathi.

Though Daltongunj Deputy Commisioner cum  District Election Officer K N Jha had made it clear yesterday that the BJP candidate was arrested after he took out a motorcycle rally in Medininagar without prior permission,BJP leaders alleged that Congress had been misusing the state machinery for getting electoral gain in the Assembly poll on December 25.f

“The arrest of our party candidate makes it clear that the administration was being used by the Congress to benifit its candidate”,said BJP Vice-President Raghubir Das told reporters here.

Das, a former deputy chief minister, is a BJP candidate from Jamshedpur East constituency.

Picture shows the scene of disturbance after the lathicharge and arrest of BJP candidate Manoj Kumar Singh in Daltongunj on Sunday

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