BJP leaders condemn attack on MLA

BJP leaders Nalin Kohli and Satish Upadhyay have strongly condemned the attack on BJP MLA Jitendra Singh Shunty who was shot at by an armed assailant in the wee hours of Wednesday but managed to escape unhurt.

New Delhi: BJP leaders Nalin Kohli and Satish Upadhyay on Wednesday strongly condemned the attack on BJP MLA Jitendra Singh Shunty who was shot at by an armed assailant in the wee hours of the morning today but managed to escape unhurt.

Speaking to ANI, Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said, "I think such an incident should never take place. I had a meeting with the Police Commissioner recently and even then many of our MLAs had raised questions about their security."

BJP leader Nalin Kohli also termed the attack worrisome, saying, "It is extremely worrisome and totally condemnable. One would expect that the police immediately investigates to ascertain the reason behind the attack, whether it is borne out of some political rivalry or some criminal activity, that is targeting our MLAs and elected representatives."

Jitender Singh Shunty was shot at by an unknown attacker at his Vivek Vihar residence earlier today but he fought back and managed to escape unhurt.

Shunty later told reporters that it was a planned attack as a proper recce must have been done before he was fired at because the attacker knew that Shunty would be alone early in the morning and that would be the best time to attack him.

Demanding better security for elected representatives, Upadhyay said that if such incidents take place again and again, then a question would be raised on the Delhi Police.

Kohli also added that the police may want to evaluate the security requirements of the elected representatives to see if any one of them requires any extra security

Upadhyay also said that a mechanism needs to be developed to ensure that such an incident never happens again.

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