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Congress candidate against Gujarat CM arrested after attack on brother

IANS  |  Rajkot 

Congress' legislator Indraneel Rajyaguru, who is contesting against Chief Minister from Rajkot West, was on Saturday arrested following a ruckus between party workers and police after his brother was attacked by some goons while campaigning.

Deepu Rajyaguru was attacked late Saturday late evening at the Brahm Samaj Chowk. A ruckus followed after as Indraneel Rajyaguru, who is the sitting member from Rajkot East, and other workers rushed to the scene.

As Indraneel Rajyaguru and supporters went to the police station to complain, an altercation ensued between and police and the legislator and others sat down opposite the police station on a sit-down to demand action. Police subsequently arrested the legislator and others.

According to sources, police also arrested Mitul Donga, the candidate for the Rajkot East constituency. A standoff between the and police was on till 11 p.m. and police also baton charged Rajyaguru's supporters.

Reacting to the incident, Congress' chief Bharatsinh Solanki said: "It is now for the people to understand how the BJP government is functioning. If it is the situation for us politicians, people need to understand what would happen to common people. This is playing at its dirtiest low."

Meanwhile, Deepu Rajyaguru has been rushed to hospital.

The incident came on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the city on Sunday.



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First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 23:46 IST