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Clash in Patna over Shatrughan's candidature

Patna:  Supporters of Shatrughan Sinha clashed here Friday with people showing him black flags for the second consecutive day when he was on his way to file his nomination papers. However, he downplayed the incident,
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IANS March 21, 2014 23:29 IST
Patna:  Supporters of Shatrughan Sinha clashed here Friday with people showing him black flags for the second consecutive day when he was on his way to file his nomination papers. However, he downplayed the incident, saying nothing of that sort happened.

The actor-turned-politician is to contest the Lok Sabha polls on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket for the Patna Sahib seat.

Reacting to the incident, he said no black flags were shown to him. "Koi kala jhanda nahin tha," he said in chaste Hindi.

Earlier, his supporters attacked those who showed him black flags and beat them up, police officials said.

Meanwhile, Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal and even ruling Janata Dal-United leaders have condemned the way Sinha supporters, mostly saffron party workers, attacked and assaulted those showing him black flags.

However, BJP's local legislator Nitin Navin claimed some rivals were behind it.

 

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