At least 12 Youth Congress activists were injured today in police cane charge when they made a bid to gherao Madhya Pradesh Assembly as a protest against the BJP-led state government.
Bhopal Superintendent of Police, Jaideep Prasad, told PTI that the situation was now normal, adding that those injured and arrested in the incident were being counted.
Police also lobbed teargas shells in a bid to prevent the Youth Congress activists from marching towards the State Assembly.
A large number of youth Congress workers from all over the state gathered near Lily crossing in a protest demonstration against the BJP government in the State for its "failures" on all counts.
Congress leaders including party's state unit President, Suresh Pachouri, opposition leader in State Assembly, Jamuna Devi, senior party leader Ajay Singh, Congress MP Prem Chand Guddu and several party MLAs addressed the activists before they made a bid to gherao the Assembly.
Union ministers including Arun Yadan and Kantilal Bhuria who were scheduled to take part in the demonstration could not arrive due to bad weather.
The Congress leaders alleged that funds received from Centre do not reach genuine beneficiaries and charged BJP with
not fulfilling the promises it made before the assembly polls in November last year.
Meanwhile, the spokesman for the Madhya Pradesh youth Congress, Sayed Zaffar, alleged that the police cane charged
them instead of lobbing teargas shells first.
Zaffar claimed that scores of Youth Congress activists were injured in the police action.