Jammu & Kashmir

Shikara carrying BJP activists capsizes during election boat-rally in Dal Lake

Three journalists were also in the shikara that capsized

Srinagar: A boat carrying BJP activists capsized in Dal Lake during an election rally led by saffron party leaders including MoS Finance Anurag Thakur and party’s national general secretary Tarun Chugh.

Official sources told news agency GNS that the party had organised a boat rally in Dal lake and one of the boats carrying several activists capsized near Ghat no 17 adjacent to Chaar Chinary. However all of them were rescued immediately. They said that three journalist were among others who also drowned with their cameras and other equipments.

As a precautionary measure, those who fell in the water body were given medical attention. Sources said that besides Anurag Thakur, who is also BJP’s DDC poll incharge for JK and BJP National Secretary Chugh, the rally was attended by Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, BJP’s national spokesperson and some local leaders including Sofi Yousuf and Altaf Thakur.


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