BJP goons attack Congress leaders in Tripura, says Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, June 26 (KMS): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said 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.

At least 19 people, including Tripura PCC chief Birajit Sinha, were injured in a clash between Congress and BJP supporters in front of the Congress Bhavan in Agartala after the results of the by-elections to the four Assembly seats in the state were declared. Police had to resort to tear gas to disperse the mob. While the ruling BJP won three seats, the Congress one.

Congress candidate Sudip Roy Barman won from Agartala seat by 3,163 votes. The BJP won Town Bordowali, Jubarajnagar and Surma seats respectively.

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said, “I strongly condemn the vicious attack on our leaders and workers by BJP goons following Congress’s win in the Agartala by-poll.”

“The people are with us. Shameful that the police stood as mute spectators instead of stopping the attack. These BJP goons must be brought to justice,” he said.