Bidar: Supporters of Suryakanth Nagamarapalli stage a protest in Bidar on Saturday, demanding BJP ticket to their leader to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Bidar constituency. DH photo
Tension prevailed for a while in the town, when a few supporters of Suryakanth Nagamarapalli, son of BJP MLA Gurupadappa Nagamarapalli, attempted to immolate themselves on Saturday.
They were protesting against the party for denying him a ticket to contest the Lok Sabha elections from the Bidar constituency. On the second day of their protest, the supporters threatened to intensify their agitation if their demand is not fulfilled by March 24.
As the protesters went in a rally through the streets of the town, a few of them – Prakash Halembur, Mahesh Halembur, Virupaksha Gadgi, Jagadish Biradar, Somnath Mudholkar, Vinod Babla and Nagaraj – tried to set themselves on fire by pouring kerosene.