Gadkari rally: Deranged man attempts self-immolation

Kolkata: A deranged man on Wednesday attempted self-immolation during the speech of BJP president Nitin Gadkari at a party rally here.

Gadkari was towards the end of his speech when the man jumped in front of the stage and shouting 'mera bharat mahan' before strewing some handwritten papers and dousing himself with kerosene.

He was immediately caught by volunteers who removed him from the venue.

Police said the man, identified as Bishnu Chowdhury, a resident of Hooghly, was deranged.