Mumbai: Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray saluted the “fearless voters” who defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in four out of five Indian states, where results were declared on Tuesday.
In a hard-hitting reaction, the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally said after the voters decided they do not want the BJP, they decisively rejected it.
Uddhav Thackeray thanks ‘fearless voters’ for defeating BJP in assembly elections:
“Without bothering to go into ‘alternatives’ (to the BJP), the voters in these four states have given their verdict, uprooted the BJP. What happens in future would be decided later. They have displayed this courage,” Thackeray said.
He complimented the people of the four states for ushering in change without fear, irrespective of Electronic Voting Machines, money power, muscle power and the oft-repeated ‘there is no alternative’ factor, and showing the country a new direction.
Groom shot dead at wedding venue in UP district
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh): A groom was shot dead by unidentified assailants just before he reached the ‘mandap’ for the wedding ceremony.
The incident took place on Tuesday night in Masirpur bazaar locality in Devgaon police circle.
According to reports, the ‘baraat’ had come from Singhpur and just as the groom was walking towards the ‘mandap, two bike-borne assailants came and sprayed him with bullets.
The groom was taken to a nearby medical facility where he was declared brought dead.
Angry family members created a ruckus at the hospital after which the police came and sent the body for post mortem.
A number of family members, both from the groom and the bride side, have been detained for interrogation to ascertain the motive behind the crime.
The police said that the killers were probably following the groom from a distance and attacked him when the ceremony was about to begin.
There were no CCTV cameras in the area.