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Clashes in MP's Guna After Congress Workers Crash CM's Rally; Section 144 Imposed

The trouble began when Congress workers allegedly disrupted the public meeting of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who was in the town for campaigning in favour of party's local body polls candidate Maya Agrawal.

Vivek Trivedi | News18.com

Updated:January 13, 2018, 3:10 PM IST
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Clashes in MP's Guna After Congress Workers Crash CM's Rally; Section 144 Imposed
File photo of Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Guna: Guna: A clash broke out between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress workers in Raghogarh town of Guna district in Madhya Pradesh on Friday evening.

The trouble began when Congress workers allegedly disrupted the public meeting of CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who was in the town for campaigning in favour of party's local body polls candidate Maya Agrawal.

It is not clear what triggered the clash. As the trouble grew, the crowd started pelting stones and the police had to resort to lathicharge and lobbed teargas shells to keep the mob at bay.

Soon after, heavy police force was deployed in the town and section 144 of CrPC was imposed.

Congress - alleging police excesses on its workers - led by MLA Jaivardhan Singh gheraoed the police station.

Congress spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi alleged that CM Shivraj and BJP leaders, not satisfied with the desired response to party road show in town, got Congress workers beaten up by the police.

Chaturvedi said that the Congress workers were simply raising ‘CM murdabad’ slogans.

Rajnish Agrawal, BJP spokesperson, hit back saying that Congress workers, unnerved by the overwhelming response to BJP in the home turf of Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, created ruckus.

Nimish Agrawal, Superintendent of Police, Guna, however, could not be reached for comment on the incident.

Guna is the stronghold of Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, who represents the district in Lok Sabha.
| Edited by: Huma Tabassum
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