SRINAGAR: A boat carrying BJP activists capsized in Dal Lake during an election rally led by saffron party’s leaders, among others including MoS Finance Anurag Thakur and party’s national general secretary Tarun Chugh.
Quoting official sources news agency GNS that the party had organised a boat rally in Dal lake and one of the boats carrying several activists and three video journalists capsized near Ghat no.17 adjacent to Chaar Chinary. However, all were rescued immediately.
They said that the cameras of all the three video journalists were also damaged.
As a precautionary measure, those who fell in the water body were given medical attention. Sources said that besides Anurag Thakur, who is also BJP’s DDC poll in-charge for JK and BJP National Secretary Chugh, the rally was attended by Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, BJP’s national spokesperson and some local leaders including Sofi Yousuf and Altaf Thakur.