New Delhi: One of BJP’s star campaigners, the party’s Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari, faced rough weather on Monday when his helicopter had to make an emergency landing in Uttarakhand because of a storm and heavy rain.

According to officials, the helicopter took off from Haldwani at around 2.30 PM for Dehradun but had to land almost immediately due to strong winds, rain and storm.

Tiwari was setting off for campaigning in Uttarakhand where all five Lok Sabha seats go to polls in the first phase itself on April 11. Reports suggest that Tiwari could be pitted against Congress candidate Kirti Azad in Northwest Delhi constituency.

This BJP leader is one who courts controversy. Recently, he was criticised for wearing Army fatigues to an event but he countered that by asking if, by that logic, wearing a Nehru jacket was an insult to the late prime minister.

He also accused the ruling AAP of spreading rumours against the BJP by making phone calls to city residents and lying to them that the saffron party was involved in the alleged deletion of their names from the voters list.

Tiwari at a press conference shared an audio clip of a purported conversation between two people — one of them allegedly an AAP volunteer and the other a city resident.

He also ended up rubbing the Supreme Court the wrong way with the latter even calling him a ‘rebel without a cause’ over Delhi sealing case.

The court was holding contempt proceedings against Tiwari for breaking the civic agency’s seal on a premises in Delhi in September last year. The bench said Tiwari levelled frivolous allegations against court-mandated committee, which shows how “low he can stoop”.