Staff Reporter

Chandrabhan Singh locks himself in his room and says it is part of a conspiracy

NEW DELHI: The official residence of expelled Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Madhya Pradesh Chandrabhan Singh at North Avenue here was vandalised, allegedly by activists of the party’s youth wing, on Thursday. The police have arrested 29 people on charges of rioting.

The incident took place around 11-45 a.m. A group, allegedly comprising Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha activists, gathered outside the MP’s residence and shouted slogans against him for having abstained from the trust vote. Some of them turned violent and started breaking flower pots.

In the wake of attacks on Mr. Singh’s Damoh and Jabalpur residences in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday night, security personnel were deployed at his residence here, but the protesters outnumbered them.

They pelted bricks and damaged windowpanes and doors of the house. They also damaged a two-wheeler and vandalised the drawing room.

Mr. Singh, who was at his residence, locked himself up in a room to escape the wrath of the protesters.

Talking to reporters later, he alleged that the attack was part of a conspiracy by senior party leaders to get him eliminated. However, in a complaint to the police he did not name any leader.

Based on the complaint, the police registered a case of rioting and arrested 29 protesters.