A boat carrying Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists capsized in Dal Lake during an election rally led by the party leaders, among others including Minister of State, Finance, Anurag Thakur, and the party’s national general secretary Tarun Chugh.
The party had organised a boat rally in Dal lake and one of the boats carrying several activists capsized near Ghat Number seventeen adjacent to Chaar Chinary. However, all were rescued immediately.
As a precatiounary measure, those who fell in the water body were given medical attention. Besides Anurag Thakur, who is also BJP’s DDC poll incharge for J-K, 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. (GNS)