Watch: Madhya Pradesh BJP MLA Dilip Shekhawat greeted with a garland of shoes (ANI video grab)
Madhya Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Dilip Shekhawat had to bear the brunt of people’s anger against the saffron party during campaigning for the November 28 Assembly elections. Shekhawat, a lawmaker from Nagada- Khachrod constituency in Ujjain district, was greeted with a garland of shoes during campaigning.
According to a video shared by news agency ANI, Shekhawat was standing in between a crowd of his supporters on Monday evening when a man suddenly garlanded him with shoes. Upon realisation, the BJP leader was quick to throw away the garland and thrashed the man who did this.
Watch the video below.
The ruling BJP is facing a stiff challenge from the resurgent Congress in Madhya Pradesh. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is in power since 2005, is facing serious anti-incumbency and farmer's anger in the state. The Congress party is making all-out efforts to wrest power from the BJP.
Elections for the 230 seats of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly will be held on November 28 in a single phase. The counting of the votes will take place on December 11 and results will be declared on the same day.