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.

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

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.

Updated Date: Dec 28, 2018 21:39:49 IST