BJP worker in Indore shot dead for not giving vote to Congress, alleges family

The Hush Post | 4:15 pm | One-minute read

A 65-year-old BJP worker was shot dead in Indore on Sunday allegedly for not voting for Congress. The family of the victim Nemi Chand Tanwar alleged that Arun Sharma, a Congress worker, shot him dead at their home. However, the ruling Congress denied the allegations.

Nemichand’s brother, Subhash, told the police that his brother was attacked on May 19 when he came back home after casting his vote. “When my brother returned home after casting his vote, Arun Sharma, the accused, had an argument with him as he didn’t vote for the Congress. Also, his son and his wife were injured in the attack.”

A senior police officer said that a probe has been ordered in the case. He said, “Nemichand had an argument with Arun Sharma and one of his family members on Sunday morning. The incident took place in Palia and we will record the statements.”

Reacting to the incident, former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chauhan said that the Congress is “trying to turn Madhya Pradesh to Bengal”.

“He was shot dead because he voted for the BJP. I am warning the government not to play such games. The accused should be caught soon else I’ll fight on the streets,” said Chauhan.

However, Congress said that BJP is trying to “politicise the matter”. Chief Minister Kamal Nath has already asked the police to arrest the accused as soon as possible. He said that former CM of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chauhan is only trying to politicise the issue as he did the same in Badwani, Ratlam and Chitrakoot case. In those cases, we, later on, got to know that the accused were related to BJP,” said Congress spokesperson Narendra Saluja.

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