Not invited, yet BJP legislator attends MP's event at Dharamsala

Nehria not allowed to address workers, supporters peeved

Not invited, yet BJP legislator attends MP's event at Dharamsala

Kangra MP Kishan Kapoor addresses a gathering on former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's birth anniversary at Dharamsala. Photo: Kamaljeet

Lalit Mohan

Tribune News Service

Dharamsala, December 25

Infighting in the Dharamsala BJP came to the fore during a function organised by Kangra MP Kishan Kapoor to mark the 97th birth anniversary of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee today.

Local BJP MLA Vishal Nehria was not invited to the event. Nehria, however, reached the venue along with his supporters. Shashwat Kapoor, son of Kishan Kapoor, addressed the gathering.

The fact that Nehria was not allowed to address the gathering peeved his supporters. Some of them took to social media alleging that the function was organised to politically launch Kapoor’s son.

Nehria said he came to know that a function was being held by the BJP workers of the Dharamsala block. “Though I was not invited, I thought that it was my duty to attend it as the event was organised by the MP,” he said.

When asked if he was not allowed to address the gathering, Nehria said nobody asked him to address it.

Kapoor said he celebrated the birth anniversary of Vajpayee every year. This year many party workers, who were feeling ignored, requested to join the event.

When asked if the programme was organised to launch his son, he said his son did not need any launching. If he was capable, he would make his way into politics.

“Even I worked my way in politics from the ground level and my son shall also do the same,” Kapoor said. When asked on why the BJP MLA was not allowed to address the event, Kapoor said since the function was organised with a different motive, he was not scheduled to address it.

Since Nehria was elected MLA, the supporters of Kapoor are feeling let down.

Tribune Shorts


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