UP Polls: MLA attempts suicide after Mayawati acts tough
Thursday, February 2, 2012, 9:12 [IST]
Lucknow, Feb 2: A sitting BSP MLA on Wednesday, Feb 1 attempted
suicide after Mayawati denied a party ticket for the upcoming Uttar
Pradesh Assembly elections.
According to the police, Radhey Lal Rawat, BSP MLA from Hasanganj,
attempted to end his life after JP Rawat, a party candidate was
replaced by him from Mohan seat in Unnao.
The MLA was rushed to a hospital in Lucknow, after he consumed poison.
The condition of the MLA is said to be stable now.
Earlier Mayawati had denied ticket to Avdesh Verma after he was
accused of indulging in corrupt practices. He broke down in front of
cameras pledging his loyalty to the party.
Jaleel Khan was also axed by Mayawati in a similar way. He however
said that he was sacked on false charges and not even given a chance
to clear his stand.
The first phase of Uttar Pradesh Polls will begin from Feb 4 to Mar 3.
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