Gujarat: Congress workers detained after clash with BJP outside chief minister's residence

WION Web Team
Rajkot, Gujarat, IndiaUpdated: Dec 03, 2017, 04:50 AM IST

Scuffle between the BJP and Congress workers in Rajkot late night on December 2. Photograph:(ANI)

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Three Congress party workers were on Saturday detained by the police after the scuffle between Congress workers, led by the party's election candidate Indranil Rajyaguru, and BJP workers

Three Congress party workers were on Saturday detained by the police outside the residence of Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani after a scuffle between Congress workers led by the party's election candidate Indranil Rajyaguru and BJP workers.

Those detained include Rajkot West Congress candidate Rajyaguru, who is contesting the upcoming assembly elections against the Gujarat chief minister from Rajkot West, Rajkot East Congress candidate Mitul Donga, and another party worker, police said.

"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 the press.

"Rajyaguru with a large group of Congress workers rushed to the residence of Rupani. We tried to reason it out with him but they wanted to take law in their hand," Bhatt said.

Police also indulged in baton charge to disperse the mob.  

"We have detained three people so far", the joint commissioner of police said, adding that they used necessary force to control the situation.

The injured Congress workers were taken to a private hospital in the city. 

The chief minister was at his residence when the incident took place. 

Heavy police security has been put in place at his residence.

The elections to the Gujarat Assembly will be held in Rajkot on December 9.