Boat carrying BJP activists capsizes in Dal during poll rally led by Anurag Thakur


Srinagar, December 13: A boat carrying BJP activists capsized on Sunday in Dal Lake during an election rally here.

The boat rally in Dal Lake was led by saffron party’s leaders including Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur and BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh.  During the rally, one of the boats carrying several activists capsized near Ghat No.17 adjacent to Chaar Chinar.

However all the people were  rescued immediately.

As a precautionary measure, all those who fell in the lake waters were given medical aid.

Sources said that apart from Anurag Thakur, who also happens to be BJP’s DDC poll incharge for JK and BJP national general secretary Chugh,  the rally was attended by Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, BJP’s national spokesperson and some local leaders including Sofi Yousuf and Altaf Thakur.