BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP, Tarun Vijay, has reportedly been seriously injured in a fight outside the Silgur Devta Temple in Uttarakhand, reported news agency ANI reported.
According to report, Vijay’s car has also been vandalised.
PTI report said that the mob attacked Vijay and the Dalit leader apparently for visiting the temple where entrance of persons belonging to backward castes is prohibited.
“Vijay, along with a few Dalit leaders visited Silgur Devta temple. The mob pelted stones on them when they stepped out of the temple,” Sub Inspector, Chakrata police station, Lalit Kumar said.
The police team present there rescued the Uttarakhand MP and the Dalit leaders who sustained minor injuries, Kumar said, adding Vijay was taken to a hospital and his condition is stated to stable.
Condemning the attack, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat ordered Garhwal Commissioner to look into the incident.
“Such incidents will not be tolerated. Strict action will be taken against those found responsible for the attack,” Rawat said.