BJP leaders started a dharna on Thursday with the body of the priest who died amid a row over the registration of a plot of land.
The death of a priest from Rajasthan's Dausa district has snowballed into a major controversy as scores of BJP leaders staged a dharna hardly 400 metres away from Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's residence in Jaipur on Thursday. Shambhu Lal Sharma, the priest from Dausa, died due to health complications. He was allegedly under pressure from a land mafia. The land mafia was allegedly pressurising Sharma in a bid to usurp the land which belonged to the temple. The police have filed a case under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code against the accused.