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Cong, BSP fight over scuffle at Rahul's Rally

delhi Updated: Nov 16, 2011 19:46 IST


Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh has slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for the Phulpur incident which saw some youth managing to reach near Rahul Gandhi's helicopter and said that it was a serious breach of security.

The Congress leader has also attacked the state government for registering an FIR against Union ministers Jitin Prasada, RPN Singh and CLP leader in Uttar Pradesh assembly Pramod Tiwari in connection with the scuffle with Samajwadi Party youth wing supporters at the venue of Rahul Gandhi's rally in Phulpur.

Digvijaya Singh wrote on Twitter: "Cases registered on Jiten and RPN but no action on the security breach by the UP Police. Was it an over all match fixing between SP and BSP?"

Earlier on Tuesday the state police registered an FIR against Jitin Prasada, RPN Singh and Pramod Tiwari in connection with the scuffle incident in Phulpur.

The FIR, which also named Congress MLC Naseenb, was lodged on a complaint by Abhishek Yadav, one of the four SP youth wing supporters who alleged he had been thrashed by SPG personnel and the Congress leaders at the venue of Rahul Gandhi's rally on Nov 14.

"An FIR has been lodged at Jhusi police station under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code upon the complaint of Abhishek Yadav, who was among the four persons arrested from the Trivenipuram ground where the rally was held", Inspector General of Police, Allahabad Range, B P Jogdand said.

"The manner in which some youths managed to reach near Gandhi's chopper yesterday, we consider this as a major breach of security," UP Congress Legislature Party leader Pramod Tiwari said.

He said the party had written a letter to the Chief Minister demanding a high-level probe into the incident and action against the guilty.

"The state government repeatedly says it is not informed about Gandhi's programmes but this time not only the information was given but also security rehearsals were carried out," Tiwari said.

"Our concern was the security of the leader," he said.