Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday alleged that his party leaders and workers were attacked by "BJP goons" following the Opposition party's win in the Agartala assembly bypoll and demanded that those guilty be brought to justice. Police had to resort to tear gas to disperse the mob. Congress candidate Sudip Roy Barman won from Agartala seat by 3,163 votes.
Referring to the continued ancient flow of Indian consciousness, PM Narendra Modi said that India is not just a land mass but is an expression of civilisation, culture, harmony and possibilities. Modi said many other civilisations perished as they could not adapt to the changing times, but Indian civilisation has endured for thousands of years.