Shimla: Rebel BJP candidate Roop Dass Kashyap accused his former party colleagues of attempting to intimidate him for withdrawing from contesting from the Kasumpati seat.
â€œYesterday, before the close of withdrawals, BJP workers in four cars attempted to trap me near Tara Devi temple and followed me to Ghanahatti and Dhammi,â€ said Kashyap at a media conference here.
They were pressurizing me to withdraw from the contest. However, I was saved only due to the support from the local people and my supporters who kept those people at bay,” he claimed.
Kashyap, a former BJP minister, has been denied a party ticket, which has been allotted to his Tarsem Bharti. In protest, Kashyap has quit the party and is in the fray as an independent.