Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party's Bihar vice-president Visheshwar Ojha was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Arrah area on Friday evening.
According to ANI, Ojha was returning from a wedding when some unidentified assailants fired at him and fled the scene.
Ojha's driver and a man also got injured in the incident.
Criticising the Bihar government for failing to curb crime, BJP leader Sushil Modi said, "Chief Minister is only attending meetings to control Law and Order but criminals are out of control."
"His will to control crime has come to an end," he further added.
Ojha was BJP's candidate for Shahpur legislative constituency and was the runner-up in the constituency by polling over 54,000 votes.
He was defeated by the RJD’s Rahul Tiwary who had won the election with over 69,000 votes.
Ojha was also facing several criminal charges against him.
Shocked to learn about broad day light murder of Bihar BJP leader Visheshwar Ojha. My condolences go to the family. pic.twitter.com/7ohX16Hgf0
— Bhupender Yadav (@byadavbjp) February 12, 2016
Ojha is the second BJP leader who was shot dead in 12 hours in Bihar. Earlier in morning, BJP leader Kedarnath Singh was shot dead in Chhapra
(With ANI inputs)