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BJP indulging in violence against our Gujarat candidates: Congress

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Sunday alleged that was indulging in violence against its candidates in and urged the Commission to initiate an action against Chief Minister

"Our leaders Indranil Rajyaguru, Mitul Donga and MP Rajeev Satav, who are fighting the 'Shah-kaal' of fear and corruption in Gujarat, were attacked by the Police yesterday," said Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Twitter.

"Violence is a result of fear. Rupani ji fears losing the and he is taking support of lathis. But is not frightened," he added.

said that its candidate Indranil Rajyaguru, who is contesting Rupani from Rajkot West, its Rajkot East nominee Mitul Donga and MP Rajeet Satav have been arrested by the Rajkot police.

spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said: "People of and Rajkot will teach a befitting lesson for such brutalities through the 'power of ballot'."

Another spokesperson Sushmita Dev said Rupani was "puzzled" as he was "losing" and was thus resorting to violence against leaders.

"I have heard the chief minister's audio in which he said that the was in a bad shape'," Dev told reporters.

"When Rajyaguru, who is also an MLA, was campaigning last night (Saturday), he was attacked by some goons. Instead of arresting them, police arrested our candidate," she added.

She further alleged: "The police also arrested Rajeev Satav, who had gone there to enquire about the candidate."

Dev asked the Commission to take action against Rupani, and police officials concerned.



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First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 23:04 IST