Clashes broke out at Tandhera village on Saturday over the distribution of biryani during the election meeting of Congress candidate from Bijnor, Nasimuddin Siddiqui, police said on Sunday.
"Clashes broke out in Tandhera village on Saturday during the election campaign of Congress leader as people scrambled for food being served at the venue. We investigated the case as it was a violation of model code of conduct," senior police officer Alok Sharma told media persons in Muzaffarnagar.
In a video of the incident, people can be seen shouting at each other with some of them even slapping and hitting each other with sticks.
#WATCH Muzaffarnagar: Clashes broke out in Tandhera village, at the election meeting of Congress candidate from Bijnor - Nasimuddin Siddiqui, as people scrambled for food being served at the venue. Police say, "FIR registered against 7-8 people. Further action being taken."(06.4) pic.twitter.com/nfpLKQXvUn— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) April 7, 2019
An FIR has been registered against seven to eight persons and further action will be taken, police said.
Uttar Pradesh will go to polls in all seven phases - from April 11 to May 19. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.
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