Boat with BJP activists sinks in Dal Lake post rally for DDC polls


SRINAGAR: A boat carrying BJP activists and some video-journalists capsized when they were returning from an election rally organised for District Development Council (DDC) elections in the world famous Dal Lake in the summer capital, Srinagar, on Sunday.
Official sources said one of the boats, returning from the rally led by Union Minister Anurag Thakur, capsized at Ghat no 17 of Dal Lake.
However, they said everyone, including BJP workers and three video-journalists, was rescued by other people present at the spot. “The cameras of the video-journalists were damaged,” they added.
They said besides Thakur, senior BJP leader and National spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain and BJP’s J&K incharge Tarun Chug were also present in the rally. (AGENCIES)