While Scattering Vajpayee Ji's Ashes In UP, BJP Leaders Fall Into River

While Scattering Vajpayee Ji

While Scattering Vajpayee Ji's Ashes In UP, BJP Leaders Fall Into River

New Delhi: On Saturday evening, senior BJP leaders, an MP and a legislator in the state Assembly, had a narrow escape while immersing the ashes of the late prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, when the boat they had overturned in a river in Basti in Uttar Pradesh.

The sources said that, Ramapati Ram Tripathi, the former state BJP chief, MP Harish Dwivedi, legislator Days Ram Chowdhary, senior BJP leaders and Superintendent of Police Dilip Kumar were on the overcrowded boat.

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When the boat overturned, in order to save the dignitaries, the police personnel jumped immediately into the river.

The incident took place near the banks, so nothing major happened and that those who had fallen into the river were brought to safety immediately, District Magistrate Raj Shekhar told news agency IANS.

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