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Ahead of Rahul visit to Amethi, Cong workers 'manhandle' AAP members

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    Days ahead of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's visit to his parliamentary constituency and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas's "Jan Vishwas" rally there, a controversy broke out in Amethi as Congress workers allegedly "manhandled" some AAP leaders during a

    function.

    The incident took place on Monday at Ramlila Grounds the venue for Kumar Vishwas's rally on January 12 during a debate organised by a TV channel.

    AAP's Amethi convenor Hanumant Singh said people from both the parties were invited for the debate. He said nearly 250 Congress workers arrived at the venue where about a dozen AAP workers were also present.

    "AAP workers arrived wearing (party's trademark) white caps. The Congress workers raised an objection to the caps and asked that they be removed. When AAP workers refused to remove the caps, the Congress workers started misbehaving and pushed them around," Singh said.

    He said AAP leaders "will never raise their hands (to attack someone)" and an FIR hasn't been lodged for the same reason.

    On the other hand, Amethi district Congress president Yogendra Mishra refuted the charges saying no party worker attacked AAP workers. He also claimed that AAP workers were forcing some outsiders sitting there to put on their party's cap when both the groups entered into an altercation. He said that he reached at the event later.

    Even, Chandrakant Dubey, representative of Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, said, "This is wrong. No such incident happened. There were outsiders in the programme. No congress worker manhandled anyone."

    Meanwhile, AAP's Awadh zone convenor Aruna Singh said it was "unfortunate that Congress, which started out with Gandhi caps, now talk of removing it."

    Kumar Vishwas, AAP's likely candidate against Rahul Gandhi from Amethi, tweeted that "the panic in Congress at the mere announcement of the proposed 'Jan Vishwas Rally' is justified."

    Referring to Congress youth workers as "friends", he said that it was the same political 'bahubal' brawn (bahubal) due to which the common man started shunning politics.

    http://www.indianexpress.com/news/a...cong--workers-manhandle-aap-members/1216729/2
     
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