Bhopal: Congress workers on Friday waved black flags at former party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, who recently joined the BJP, when he was on his way to the city airport. The incident occurred near Kamla Park in the city in the evening. Scindia was going to the airport after a meeting with BJP national vice president Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the latter's residence.
"The party workers showed black flags to Scindia as he has deceived the party," state Congress secretary Abdul Nafees said. "Besides waving black flags at him, they also blackened a vehicle which was part of his motorcade," Nafees claimed.
Congress workers tried to stop Jyotiraditya Scindia's motorcade near Kamla Park, police said. However, the police personnel removed the protesters and cleared the way for Scindia's vehicles, he added.
Reacting on the incident, former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan demanded action against those who showed black flags to his party colleague Jyotiraditya Scindia. “You can simply imagine the kind of situation prevailing in the state. A government which has lost majority is engineering attacks. I strongly condemn this incident and appeal to police and administration to take swift action against those responsible for this attack on Scindia,” Chouhan said in a statement.
"The law and order situation has totally collapsed in the state," he said. Chouhan claimed that Scindia's vehicle was stopped and stones were thrown at it in the ‘life-threatening attack’. With great difficulty, the driver managed to take the car carrying Scindia away from the spot, he said.
The BJP workers led by party's Bhopal district unit president Vikas Virani held a protest outside Shymala Hills police station demanding an FIR be registered against those involved in the incident.
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