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The BJP unit of Himachal Pradesh today hit out at Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh over the alleged police action on members of Gaddi community during a protest here.
In a joint statement issued by state BJP spokesman Hemanshu Mishra and media-in-charge Rakesh Sharma, the saffron party asked the chief minister to apologise to the people of the community.
BJP leader Kishan Kapoor, a member of the community, had on Wednesday along with his supporters tried to stop the chief minister's convoy here over the alleged remarks against the Gaddi community.
A clash ensued and three persons were injured. The protesters have alleged that they were lathicharged by the police.
"The chief minister gives baseless statements now and then to be in limelight. By making derogatory statements against the Gaddi community, Virbhadra Singh has given an inappropriate message to youths of the state," the BJP statement said.
"It is shameful that the CM has not yet apologised to the people of Gaddi community, neither has he suspended the police officers responsible for the lathicharge," it added.
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