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Rajasthan: Knife attack on BJP state chief Satish Poonia, leader safe

Interestingly, with the NIA taking over the investigation into the Udaipur and Amravati murders, Poonia had said that there could be an 'internal conspiracy' in the two hate killings.

Reported By : Manish Bhattacharya Edited By : Nivedita Dash | Jaipur
Updated on: July 06, 2022 16:13 IST
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Satish Poonia

Satish Poonia news: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Dr. Satish Poonia was on Wednesday attacked with a knife. Though the BJP president was not injured in the attack, party workers came to his rescue. Poonia has gone to Rajsamand to attend a program.

Interestingly, with the NIA taking over the investigation into the Udaipur and Amravati murders, Poonia had said that there could be an 'internal conspiracy' in the two hate killings. 

The reported attack on Poonia comes days after he slammed the ruling Congress government in the state for its appeasement policy in the wake of tailor Kanhaiya Lal's murder in Udaipur. 

Two men slit the throat of Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur last Tuesday, saying in a video post on social media that they are avenging statement made by suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma's insulting remarks against Prophet Mohammad. The men who allegedly carried out the daylight murder posted videos online admitting to the crime and were taken into custody by police.

Poonia claimed those seen in the video had threatened the victim on June 17. 

"The victim had asked for security but it was not given by police, this shows the government's negligence,” he alleged. "The situation in Rajasthan is such that Hindus are being attacked and murdered at many places. It is because of politics of appeasement of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot," the Rajasthan BJP chief had told reporters.

 

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