Jaipur: BJP lawmaker from Barmer Sonaram Choudhary was allegedly slapped by a youth at a marriage function following an argument, police said today.
“The incident happened yesterday when Mr Choudhary and the accused Mr Khartharam had an argument. In a fit of rage Mr Khartharam allegedly slapped the BJP lawmaker in the presence of the district collector and others,” Superintendent of Police Paris Deshmukh said.
“The accused fled the scene after the incident. While Mr Khartharam has been arrested, one Premaram Bhadu who was with him has been detained after a search was launched to nab them,” Mr Deshmukh said.
The accused are being interrogated to ascertain the motive behind the action. Barmer collector Sudhir Sharma said that he was accompanying the lawmaker, but there was a slight distance between them when the incident occurred, though he saw a man pushing the MP, leading to commotion.
Sonaram Choudhary’s security personnel has filed a complaint at the rural police station.