A vehicle that was carrying CPN (UML) Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai was vandalized in the district headquarters of Taplejung on Sunday afternoon.
The identity advocates hurled stones at Bhattarai's vehicle near Tokme bazaar in Phungling while leader Bhattarai was returning after completing a reception and greetings exchange programme organized by UML Taplejung district committee.
The District Police Office said that the front glass of the vehicle was smashed in the attack.
Police said that the youths advocating identity-based politics had pelted stone on the vehicle in which leader Bhattarai was travelling.
Earlier this morning, the agitating youths had staged demonstration in front of Bhattarai's residence in Phungling accusing leader Bhattarai of becoming intolerant to the identity in the naming of Province 1.
In course of the demonstration, the cadres of the UML and agitators had clashed.