Stage Set to Welcome Rajasthan Minister Collapses During Felicitation Ceremony in Kota | On Cam

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Last Updated: January 05, 2024, 20:51 IST

The stage set up to welcome Heeralal Nagar in Sangod collapsed while he was being felicitated on Thursday evening. (Credits: Twitter)

Heeralal Nagar, who was visiting his constituency for the first time after assuming the role of state minister, however, did not suffer any severe injury

The stage set for the welcome ceremony of Rajasthan Minister Heeralal Nagar in Sangod city in Kota, Rajasthan collapsed during the felicitation ceremony.

The incident happened on Thursday evening when the newly-indicted minister was attending the welcome program in Sangod when many people climbed on the stage during the felicitation. A video of the incident is going viral on the internet.

As per reports, four BJP workers were also injured when the stage collapsed. Nagar, who was visiting his constituency for the first time after assuming the role of state minister (independent charge), however, did not suffer any severe injury. The felicitation ceremony was called off following the mishap.

Sources said that when the minister climbed up the stage set up at Gayatri Circle in Sangod for his welcome, several party workers followed him. While the Sangod MLA was being garlanded, the stage suddenly caved in and collapsed within seconds, causing the minister and party workers to fall with it.

Four BJP workers — Jaiveer Singh, Mahendra Sharma, Manoj Sharma and Chandra Prakesh Soni — who sustained injuries were rushed to a hospital, from where two of them were referred to MBS hospital in Kota, PTI reported quoting sources.

Speaking to PTI on Friday morning, Nagar said he escaped severe injury in the mishap, however, he suffered a cramp in the muscles.

Soni and Mahendra Sharma suffered critical fractures and are being taken to a hospital in Jaipur for better medical care, he added.

According to the party sources, the stage was built to carry up to 15 persons, however, around 40 persons reportedly reached the stage with Nagar, causing it to collapse.

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