Congress Workers Clash with Police in Guwahati During Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Congress Workers Clash with Police in Guwahati During Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra
Assam Chief Minister Condemns "Naxalite Tactics," Orders Legal Action Against Rahul Gandhi
Guwahati, Assam- 23 January, 24: In a startling turn of events today, Congress workers clashed with police forces in Guwahati while attempting to disrupt Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra. The situation escalated as barricades were broken, leading to injuries among law enforcement officers.

Escalation of Tensions

Despite attempts to thwart the procession, Rahul Gandhi remains resolute in his mission to connect with the people through the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra. The clash unfolded when Congress workers confronted police and broke through barricades, sparking a series of unruly confrontations.

Yatra Route Controversy Deepens Tensions

Amidst the chaos, it was revealed that the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, led by Assam Congress President Bhupen Kumar Borah, attempted to deviate from the assigned highway route and enter the city. This unexpected maneuver added fuel to the already intense clash, resulting in heightened tensions on the ground.

Political Backlash from Assam Chief Minister

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed strong disapproval of the incident, condemning what he called "naxalite tactics" not in line with Assamese culture. Sarma instructed the Assam Police to register a case against Rahul Gandhi for allegedly provoking the crowd, causing chaos, and violating agreed-upon guidelines.

Police Response and Legal Actions

DGP Assam Police, G P Singh, affirmed that legal actions are being taken against the unruly behavior witnessed during the clash. The police are addressing violations of the ASL decision, including attempts to forcibly change the route, resulting in a massive traffic jam in Guwahati.

FIR Filed Against Prominent Figures

In the aftermath of the chaos, an FIR has been registered against key political figures, including Rahul Gandhi, KC Venugopal, and Kanhaiya Kumar, under various sections of the IPC and the Prevention of Damage to Public Property (PDPP) Act. The legal action aims to hold individuals accountable for acts of violence, damage to public property, and assault on police personnel during today's tumultuous events.