Gujarat polls 2017: Scuffle breaks out between BJP, Cong workers in Rajkot

03 December 2017, 09:15 AM
Gujarat polls 2017: Scuffle breaks out between BJP, Cong workers in Rajkot (Photo-ANI)
Gujarat polls 2017: Scuffle breaks out between BJP, Cong workers in Rajkot (Photo-ANI)

A scuffle broke out on Saturday between BJP and Congress workers over vandalisation of a Congress candidate's poster in Rajkot.

Later, the police detained three congress party workers in connection with the incident.

The Congress workers were protesting outside chief minister Vijay Rupani’s residence after brother of Congress candidate Indranil Rajyaguru was injured in scuffle, the police informed.

Those detained include Rajkot West Congress candidate Rajyaguru, Rajkot East Congress candidate Mitul Donga and another party worker, police said.

Police also indulged in baton charge to disperse the mob.  Rupani is contesting polls from his Rajkot West seat against Rajyaguru. Elections will be held in Rajkot on December 9.

“Scuffle broke out between Congress and BJP workers over the issue of tearing of posters. Brother of Rajyaguru, Deep was injured in the the scuffle,” Joint Commissioner of police Dipak Bhatt told reporters.

Injured Congress workers were taken to City private hospital. (With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Sunday, December 03, 2017 08:43 AM

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