Rahul Gandhi's Wayanad polling rival detained in cheating case near Dubai

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: August 22, 2019 17:35 IST
Rahul Gandhi's Wayanad polling rival detained in cheating case near Dubai

Thushar Vellapally who challenged Rahul Gandhi at the national election previously this year from Kerala's Wayanad, has been detained near Dubai on Tuesday in a claimed cheating case. The source said that he was trapped.

In pursuing his action, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan chose to write to Foreign Minister Dr S Jaishankar. The chief minister wrote that while in custody, he expressed concern for his well-being and health. Any assistance within the boundaries of law must be made accessible to him.
One of the sources said that the industry came into failures and requested restitution for losses from the suppliers. A check provided previously as a recompense of 8 million Dhirams lately bounced in Dubai when Thushar Vellapally is arrested.
In Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi, who won over 12 lakh votes, defeated him. Mr Vellapally succeeded in getting just 78,816 votes. The leader is said to be a powerful face, following his defeat to Rahul Gandhi, to create the existence of the NDA in Kerala, where the party is attempting to create electoral inroads.
BJP chief Amit Shah had tweeted, while presenting Mr Vellapally ahead of his first parliamentary election, stating, "A vivid and diverse youth leader, he reflects our dedication to growth and social justice. With him, NDA will arise as the political option for Kerala". Sources close to Thushar Vellapally assert that efforts have been made to release him on bail, with the situation being intervened by notable Malayalis in Dubai.