The Aam Admi Party candidate from Nalanda Parliamentary constituency, Pranab Prakash, was allegedly roughed up by a group of people and his car attacked during campaigning.

Official sources in Biharsharif said on Monday that Mr. Prakash was on campaign trail in Utarphu village under Bind police station of the district, about 20 km from district headquarters, when the incident took place last night.

“I was on my way when I was stopped by around 25 people. I was dragged out of my car and they hit me on my head with lathis,” Mr. Prakash said.

A large number of his supporters later staged protest outside the residences of District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police blaming ruling JD(U) men for the ruckus.

Voting for Nalanda Lok Sabha seat will be held on April 17.

While the JD(U) has fielded Kaushlendra Kumar, the Congress has nominated former state police chief Ashish Ranjan Sinha as joint candidate of the party and RJD.

BJP has extended support to LJP which has fielded Satyendra Sharma.


Constituency watch: BiharMarch 7, 2014