Man attempts immolation at Gadkari’s rally

Kolkata, Nov 30 (IANS) A man attempted immolation during a public address by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari here Wednesday.

Bishnu Chowdhury, came close to the dais where Gadkari was speaking and after throwing a bunch of leaflets written by him, poured kerosene on himself. The BJP workers immediately surrounded him and took him away.

‘In spite of repeated assurances by the government, my village is yet to get a primary school. I am sacrificing my life to awaken the authorities,’ read the leaflets. Chowdhury.

Police claimed Chowdhury, a resident of Hooghly, was mentally unsound.