According to reports, one SP worker had his leg broken and another lost his life later after activists of the Samajwadi Party clashed against each other during a debate on a news channel. The incident reportedly occurred at Sant Kabir Nagar, Uttar Pradesh on Friday.
The debate, where party workers started fighting among themselves, was organized at Junior High School, Khalilabad. As per the report, in the chaos that erupted, chairs were sent flying as well and during the fight with supporters of Bhal Chandra Yadav, former party chief in the Dhanghata area, Lal Bahadur Yadav, had his leg broken.
District chief of Samajwadi Party, Gauhar Ali Khan, reportedly managed to pacify his party workers and lead them to the party office in the town.
District Vice President Rajesh Pandey after leaving the venue of the event reached the party office of the Samajwadi Party where he complained of a pain in his chest. Others soon prepared to rush him to the hospital in Gorakhpur, however, he, unfortunately, passed away on the route. The cause of death is said to be a heart attack.
Pandey was reportedly deeply hurt and agitated by the conduct of the Samajwadi Party workers and his health started deteriorating after leaving the debate venue. The workers are said to have clashed after some of them objected to the alliance with Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party.
Pandey was a business owner in the Khalilabad town. Several political leaders of the district have reportedly expressed sadness on his untimely death.