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Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra: FIR registered against Rahul Gandhi in Assam

The Assam CM Sarma wrote, “With reference to wanton acts of violence, provocation , damage to public property and assault on police

An FIR has been registered against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and others for damaging public property during Nyay Yatra in Assam, said state Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Among the others, whose names have been included in the FIRs, include KC Venugopal and Kanhaiya Kumar.

Taking to X, the Assam CM wrote, “With reference to wanton acts of violence, provocation , damage to public property and assault on police personnel today by Cong members , a FIR has been registered against Rahul Gandhi, KC Venugopal , Kanhaiya Kumar and other individuals under section 120(B)143/147/188/283/353/332/333/427 IPC R/W Sec. 3 of PDPP Act.”
Earlier in the day, a clash broke out between police and Congress workers in Assam’s Guwahati during Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi was stopped from entering Guwahati during Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra at Khanapara ,triggering protests from party workers who broke barricades and raised slogans.
Addressing party supporters on the outskirts of the city, Rahul Gandhi had said, “We have broken barricades, but will not break the law”.

“You should not think we are weak. We have broken the barricades. They have cancelled my programme at the university. My programme was cancelled, but the students heard me outside,” he told his workers and supporters, calling them ‘babbar sher’ (lion).

“Congress workers do not fear anyone,” he said, adding that “we will defeat the BJP in Assam and form the Congress government soon.”

“We know that police officers have done a good job and followed orders, with one person coming and lying down before the (yatra) bus. We are not against you. We are against the most corrupt chief minister. Our fight is with him,” Rahul Gandhi added.

The police had to use force to stop the Congress workers. They had set up barricades at two places to prevent the Yatra from entering the city limits

Earlier, Gandhi was accorded a boisterous welcome as he tried to enter Guwahati and addressed some varsity students on the way. Later, he proceeded from the designated route on the ring road.

The Yatra, which entered Meghalaya on Monday, returned to Assam for its last leg and will travel through the outskirts of the state’s largest city Guwahati. The Yatra would be in Assam till Thursday.

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