Today in New Delhi, India
Dec 10, 2018-Monday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Chaos prevails at Cong meeting

CHAOS prevailed at a Congress workers? meeting at Mundera Bazar assembly segment here on Saturday. The supporters of a cabinet minister and Congress leaders scuffled with each other. The police used mild force on the supporters of a young Congress leader Kamal Kishor. The meeting came to an end within one hour. In view of the upcoming UP assembly election, the Congress workers held a meeting to galvanise the party organisation.

india Updated: Jun 18, 2006 00:26 IST

CHAOS prevailed at a Congress workers’ meeting at Mundera Bazar assembly segment here on Saturday.

The supporters of a cabinet minister and Congress leaders scuffled with each other. The police used mild force on the supporters of a young Congress leader Kamal Kishor. The meeting came to an end within one hour.

In view of the upcoming UP assembly election, the Congress workers held a meeting to galvanise the party organisation.

The meeting was convened to take feedback from the booth level workers to make a list of the expected party candidates in the Mundera Bazar assembly segment.

Union minister Mahavir Prasad and party incharge of Gorakhpur, Basti and Shrawasti divisions Ram Pujan Patel were present at the conference that was organised following the directives of the All India Congress Committee and the State Congress Committee.

The trouble started when thousands of party workers led by Kamal Kishor reached the venue to participate in the meeting.

For a few minutes, the supporters of Kamal Kishor remained silent. Later, they raised objection to the alleged attitude of the Union Minister and district party office bearers towards the local party workers.

Then heated exchanges started and the party workers began to manhandle each other. The police personnel deployed at the spot intervened to control the situation.

Later, they beat up Kamal Kishor’s supporters. Witnessing uproarious scene at meeting hall, most party workers left the place.

However, Mahavir Prasad and party in-charge Ram Pujan Patel urged the party
workers to maintain the discipline.

First Published: Jun 18, 2006 00:26 IST