Ballia: A former SP MLA and one other were
on Monday booked for allegedly assaulting a BSP worker in
An FIR was registered against former SP MLA Sanatan Pandey
and one Tilak Pandey after a BSP worker, Makhan Singh (65),
alleged that Sanatan assaulted him with a stick over a petty
Refuting the charges, the former MLA claimed that the
allegation is a "political conspiracy to malign him."
Sanatan Pandey was elected to Vidhan Sabha on SP ticket
from Chilkahar seat in 2007. However, in the recent Assembly
elections in the state, he contested from Rasra and was
defeated by BSP`s Umashanker Singh.