Holding the Congress responsible for Saturday's incident, in which, black ink was thrown at yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan demanded party president Sonia Gandhi's apology for this "undemocratic act".
"By indulging in this act against Ramdev, Congress has not only applied ink on yoga guru's face, but has blackened the party's face. The Congress chief should apologise to him for this unfortunate incident," Chouhan told reporters in Indore.
"This act of Congress is undemocratic, anti-Indian and has crossed all the limits of decency. It has weakened the democracy," he said adding, "It also reflects the party's dictatorial mindset that the voices raised in its protest will be crushed."
Referring to the Hussain Tekri stampede near Jaora town in the district earlier on Saturday, in which, over 10 persons lost their lives, Chouhan said, a magisterial probe had been ordered and further action would be taken after getting the inquiry report.
He also said that the government would provide an ex-gratia of Rs one lakh each to the victims' kin.