Case against Congress worker for threatening Jyotiraditya Scindia over non-inclusion of MLA in Madhya Pradesh cabinet

Shivpuri: A case has been registered here against a Congress worker for allegedly threatening senior party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia over non-inclusion of MLA KP Singh Kakkaju in the Madhya Pradesh cabinet.

File image of Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia. AFP

File image of Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia. AFP

Police said the accused, Arnav Pratap Singh Chouhan, (22), a resident of Kararkheda, is reportedly a supporter of Kakkaju. Police official Badam Singh Yadav said a case under IPC section 506 (criminal intimidation) was registered against Chouhan on a complaint filed by one of Scindia's supporters. No arrest has been made.

Kakkaju, the legislator from Pichhore, was being considered a strong contender for a cabinet post in the Kamal Nath-led government. Kakkaju's supporters had staged a protest in Bhopal on 25 December as he failed to find a berth in the Congress government which came to power after the last month's elections.

In a Facebook post on 25 December, Chouhan wrote, "Scindia should not enter Pichhore....Kakkaju Jindabad." It was accompanied by a picture with a pistol. He, however, deleted the post later and apologised for it.

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Updated Date: Dec 28, 2018 21:39 PM

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