Ranjeeta Koli, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament from Rajasthan, was allegedly attacked in the state during her visit to a health facility Friday. Reports said her car was pelted with stones and struck with steel rods in the Dharsoni village.
Though the politician escaped unhurt, she reportedly fell unconscious following the attack. She was rushed to RBM Hospital, Bharatpur for treatment. A case has been filed against unidentified persons upon a complaint by Koli’s driver.
“While going to Weir health centre around 11.30 pm [Thursday], suddenly 5-6 people came & attacked my car and also pelted stones,” Koli was quoted saying.
Visuals of the alleged attack:
Rajasthan | Bharatpur MP Ranjeeta Koli's car attacked allegedly by miscreants in Dharsoni village during her visit to a health facility.
"While going to Weir health centre around 11.30 pm, suddenly 5-6 people came & attacked my car and also pelted stones," she said (27.05) pic.twitter.com/rDApmj98hJ
— ANI (@ANI) May 28, 2021
Parliamentarian’s Car Attacked With Stones, Rods: Who Is Ranjeeta Koli?
Koli is a Lok Sabha member representing BJP from Bharatpur. She was elected to her role in 2019. Koli is part of a prominent political family in Rajasthan, with her father-in-law Gangaram Koli having been a three-time BJP MP from Bayana constituency.
On Thursday night, when she visited Dharsoni, some people with an SUV tried to stop her car. When her driver sped away, they attacked the vehicle, as per PTI.
Former Chief Minister of Rajasthan and BJP leader Vasundhara Raje condemned the attack, writing on Twitter, “What can be a bigger proof of the poor law and order situation of the Rajasthan government that even the MP is not safe. You can guess what will happen to the common man.”
राजस्थान सरकार की बदहाल कानून-व्यवस्था का इससे बड़ा सबूत और क्या हो सकता है कि सांसद तक सुरक्षित नहीं है। आम आदमी का क्या हाल होगा आप अनुमान लगा सकते हैं। कोरोना काल में समर्पण भाव से जनता की सेवा में जुटी सांसद @RanjeetaKoliMP जी पर हुए जानलेवा हमले की मैं कड़ी निंदा करती हूं।
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) May 28, 2021
Other BJP leaders too have drawn attention to the incident and police have assured due action in the case.