Supporters of BJP MP RK Sinha & Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Beat Each Other Up at Patna Airport
Sinha’s supporters reportedly also showed black flags to the Union Minister.
In a major embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), ahead of the elections, supporters of Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and BJP MP RK Sinha on Tuesday, March 26 reportedly broke into a scuffle at Jay Prakash Narayan Airport in Patna.
As per CNNNews18 the fight started when Prasad reached Patna to start his campaign for Lok Sabha polls. He was shown black flags by supporters of Sinha. The supporters of two senior BJP leaders also sloganeered against each other.
#NewsAlert – Embarrassment for @BJP4India in Bihar. @rsprasad and @RKSinhaBJP backers clash. RS Prasad greeted with black flags. Anger over Patna Sahib seat distribution. | #ElectionsWithNews18 #BattleOf2019 pic.twitter.com/8ggWcrelVv
— News18 (@CNNnews18) March 26, 2019
Prasad has been nominated from the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat replacing sitting MP Shatrughan Sinha. Prior to Prasad’s name being finalised, it was speculated that Sinha might be given the prestigious Patna Sahib seat. However, it was Prasad who was finally nominated as the the party’s candidate from the seat.
Sinha is currently a Rajya Sabha MP.