BJP accuses SP workers of damaging Hema Malini's helipad

BJP on Thursday registered a complaint with the Election Commission against Samajwadi Party workers for allegedly damaging a helipad constructed for yesteryear actress and party MP Hema Malini's programme in the area ahead of the by-polls in Balha.

PTI| Updated: Sep 11, 2014, 15:55 PM IST

Bahraich: BJP on Thursday registered a complaint with the Election Commission against Samajwadi Party workers for allegedly damaging a helipad constructed for yesteryear actress and party MP Hema Malini's programme in the area ahead of the by-polls in Balha.

"The helipad, where helicopter of party MP Hema Malini was to land today was damaged by SP workers on directions of a minister. A complaint in this regard has been sent to EC", local BJP leader Mukut Bihari Verma alleged.

The party had paid Rs 1.85 lakh to a contractor for the helipad, he said, alleging that it was damaged so that the meeting of party leader could not be held there.

"We have however managed to repair the damaged part of the helipad," Verma said.

Sub Divisional Magistrate RC Shukla said that the concerned authority has given nod to MP's programme.

By-elections in Balha (reserved) assembly seat will be held on Saturday. The seat was vacated by BJP MLA Savitri Bai Phule after being elected as an MP in the last Lok Sabha polls.