Protesting party’s decision to give tickets to “outsiders” and turncoats, some BJP workers burnt effigy of Union minister and local MP Mahesh Sharma at DND flyway bordering Delhi and Uttar Pradesh disrupting traffic, before they left for Delhi.
They shouted slogans against Sharma and carried placards which read “bahari logon ke ticket vapas lo (take the tickets back from the outsiders).”
Police reached the site and traffic movement on flyway was restored.
The BJP has decided to field Tejpal Nagar, 58, from Dadri who had quit BSP during 2014 Lok Sabha elections and joined BJP.
Dhirendra Singh, who quit Congress and joined the BJP on January 8, has been named as party candidate from Jewar.
Sharma said, “I have not selected the two candidates. The central election committee decided to field them. I have nothing to do with it. They should protest in Delhi.”
This comes just a day after at least 300 BJP workers resigned en masse in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh registering similar protests against the junior finance minister and BJP leader, Santosh Gangwar.
After the party leadership preferred a turncoat ex-BSP MLC Kesar Singh Gangwar from Nawabganj seat, supporters of a local BJP leader M P Arya, who was seeking ticket from there, held an emergency meeting and charged the party high command with ignoring dedicated workers and giving preference to criminal elements.
Protesters in Bareilly too had burnt Gangwar’s effigy.
Uttar Pradesh goes to polls in seven stages starting next month.