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BJP MLA shot in UP

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Lakhimpur (UP), Mar 21: A BJP legislator in Uttar Pradesh was shot while he was returning home in Lakhimpur Kheri district on Thursday, police said.

Lakhimpur MLA Yogesh Verma sustained a bullet injury on his leg when an unidentified person shot at him here at around 3 pm. The Bharatiya Janata Party leader was returning to his residence in Rajgarh area from office, a police officer said.

The attacker fled from the spot. Verma was rushed to a hospital, where his condition was stated to be out of danger, the officer said.

A case has been registered and a probe is the on, the officer added.

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