Angry locals hurl mud at Rajasthan minister

Last Updated: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 16:13

Angry locals hurl mud at Raj minister over cleanliness issue
Jaipur, Mar 9 (PTI) Rajasthan Industry Minister Rajendra
Pareek today faced the heat of public anger in Sikar district
when a group of people hurled mud at him and damaged his
stationery vehicle, protesting poor cleanliness around a
cremation ground.
The incident took place when Pareek, who was without his
gunman, had gone to attend the funeral of four men - who were
among seven people killed in a road mishap in Jaisalmer
yesterday, officials said.
"The minister`s cloths got dirty after some people hurled
mud at him in the cremation ground in Buchani colony," SP
Sikar Gaurav Srivastava said.
"Some people also pelted stones at the minister`s private
car parked outside the cremation ground. The rear glass was
damaged," he said.
The SP said, "Locals had grievance over dirtiness near
the cremation ground and complained it to the minister. A few
angry men among then hurled the dirt and also damaged the
vehicle," he said.
The minister was taken from the cremation ground in a
police vehicle, the SP said, adding, that the accused have
been identified and a case registered against them.
Meanwhile, when contacted, the minister said the nuisance
was created by his political rivals.
"I have initiated several developmental works in Sikar
and am confident that locals are happy with me. Since my
opponents have no issue against me, they planned this nuisance
today," Pareek said. PTI
The incident took place when Pareek, who was without his gunman, had gone to attend the funeral of four men - who were among seven people killed in a road mishap in Jaisalmer yesterday, officials said.
"The minister`s cloths got dirty after some people hurled
mud at him in the cremation ground in Buchani colony," SP
Sikar Gaurav Srivastava said.

"Some people also pelted stones at the minister`s private
car parked outside the cremation ground. The rear glass was
damaged," he said.

The SP said, "Locals had grievance over dirtiness near
the cremation ground and complained it to the minister. A few
angry men among then hurled the dirt and also damaged the
vehicle," he said.

The minister was taken from the cremation ground in a
police vehicle, the SP said, adding, that the accused have
been identified and a case registered against them.

Meanwhile, when contacted, the minister said the nuisance
was created by his political rivals.

"I have initiated several developmental works in Sikar
and am confident that locals are happy with me. Since my
opponents have no issue against me, they planned this nuisance
today," Pareek said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 16:13

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