Meerut: BSP MLA Yogesh Verma today
accused a noted criminal here of administering poison to him
due to a political rivalry.
Verma alleged that Dhiraj Pahadia, wanted in a number
of criminal cases, mixed poison in a cold drink which was
passed on to him through villagers while he was campaigning
yesterday for the panchayat elections.
Verma lost consciousness during the campaigning after
he consumed a cold drink and was taken to a hospital where he
While talking to reporters here, Verma said that
Dhiraj had earlier threatened him several times in the past to
not enter his village, Pahadpur, as there was rivalry between