Rahul Gandhi's Disqualification: Congress, BJP Workers Clash In Chhattisgarh's Raipur- Watch
Workers of Youth Congress and BJP's Yuva Morcha clashed with each other on Saturday in Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur over the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi as an Loksabha MP.
Chhattisgarh: Workers of Youth Congress and BJP's Yuva Morcha clashed with each other on Saturday in Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur over the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi as an MP. According to a police official, stone pelting injured activists on both sides as well as some police officers. Following Rahul Gandhi's disqualification as a Lok Sabha member, Youth Congress workers allegedly blackened posters of BJP leaders at the saffron party's office in Ekatma Parisar on Friday evening, he claimed. Earlier this evening, Chhattisgarh Youth Congress protested against BJP over the issue in Raipur. Police reached the spot soon and stopped the Youth Congress workers, he said. Following this, BJP workers reached the Congress party headquarters, Rajiv Bhawan, where activists of both IYC and BJYM pelted stones at each other, he said.
#WATCH | Chhattisgarh: Youth Congress and BJP workers enter into a clash with each other in Raipur over the disqualification of #RahulGandhi as an MP. Stone pelting also ensued.
Earlier this evening, Chhattisgarh Youth Congress protested against BJP over the issue in Raipur. pic.twitter.com/Ve2E0xqyLA — ANI MP/CG/Rajasthan (@ANI_MP_CG_RJ) March 24, 2023
Activists from both sides and a few police personnel were injured, he added. Both sides lodged complaints against each other and probe was on, the official said.
"State BJP president Arun Sao said Youth Congress workers, intoxicated by power, attacked his party's office. They were trying to disturb the peaceful atmosphere of Chhattisgarh by taking law into their own hands," he added. "It was unfortunate that the administration in the Congress-ruled state had become mute spectator," he added.
Sushil Anand Shukla, Congress spokesperson, alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party "goons" attacked the state Congress office. "The Lok Sabha membership of our leader Rahul Gandhi was terminated through a conspiracy. When it is being opposed in a democratic way, the BJP is showing its ugly face here too," he said.
'You Cannot Scare Rahul Gandhi...': CM Bhupesh Baghel On Congress MP's Disqualification
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel On Friday attacked the Narendra Modi-led Union government over the disqualification of Rahul Gandhi as a Lok Sabha MP, claiming a "dictator" was attempting to scare someone who was telling the entire nation "don't be afraid."
He also stated that such measures were taken against then-prime minister Indira Gandhi, but she returned triumphant, an apparent reference to the two years of Janata Party rule following the Emergency and her landslide victory in the 1980 Lok Sabha elections. He claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party wants to murder democracy and that the action against Gandhi was its "living example."