Guna (Madhya Pradesh): A scuffle broke out between two BJP leaders in the district on Friday afternoon over sharing a seat next to state panchayat and rural development minister Mahendra Singh Sisodia.
Both the party leaders tore each other's clothes, a scene witnessed by the minister and hundreds of party workers.
Sisodia was on way to Bamori village to express condolences at a party worker’s place but people stopped him for welcome in front of a showroom at Nana Khedi Galla Mandi under Cantt area.
A dispute arose between Bharatiya Janata Party's district vice president Hemraj Kirar and district secretary Mahendra Singh Kirar. As soon as the minister's convoy stopped, Mahendra Singh Kirar was attacked by Hemraj Kirar and his 6 supporters over seat sharing. Both of them belong to same village under Bamori assembly constituency and are active party workers.
The party’s district vice president alleged that the district secretary pointed a licensed revolver at him and threatened to kill him. Both the leaders lodged a complaint at police station. The matter was resolved after minister’s intervention.
Meanwhile, party sources said such scuffles occur frequently as some leaders are "desperate" to get tickets to contest municipal elections that may be held late this year.
With the local body polls inching closer, such incidents of indiscipline may become regular occurrences in BJP and Congress in presence of senior party leaders.