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BJP leader tries to stop HP CM's convoy over Gaddi community

Press Trust of India  |  Dharamsala (HP) 

leader Kishan Kapoor today tried to stop the convoy of Himachal Chief Minister here over the latter's alleged remarks against the Gaddi community.

The leader, who hails from the Gaddi community, was accompanied by a few dozen of his supporters.


A clash ensued and 3 persons were injured, police said, adding 20 people were arrested in this connection.

Kapoor, however, alleged that the police lathi-charged the workers.

The chief minister had courted controversy a couple of days ago while taking a dig at state chief Satpal Satti. Singh had said, "What if Satii is the president (of BJP). Gaddi people also have a president".

In a clarification, the chief minister said his statement was "misinterpreted".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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