Bhopal (MP): The state Congress on Wednesday alleged that the man who whipped out a gun during a sub-rally of “Bharat Jodo Yatra” in the Gwalior-Chambal region of Madhya Pradesh was connected with the saffron party.
The Congress leaders, including the leader of opposition in the state assembly Dr Govind Singh and legislator Jayvardhan Singh, son of Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is ruling the state, for the incident.
Such an incident may occur when the “Bharat Jodo Yatra” led by Rahul Gandhi enters the state on November 20, they said. The Congress also demanded the government to ensure security arrangements when the rally enters the state and passes through seven districts.
When the sub-yatra was moving from Bhind to Gwalior district, a youth armed with a loaded country-made gun tried to open fire on one of the people present. The people overpowered the man and handed him over to the police.
Dr Govind Singh, an MLA from Lahar assembly seat in Bhind district, was leading the march from Bhind to Gwalior. According to the Congress leaders, the incident occurred around 5:30pm on Tuesday, when the Bharat Jodo march entered Gwalior district.
Suddenly, a youth came and pointed the gun at a person who was part of the march. He was about to shoot him when people present there overpowered him, they said, adding that the accused identified as Jitu Gurjar had accompanied victim Chhotu Tomar to the rally.
“The incident was a fallout of a personal rivalry between the two men. The accused has been arrested,” said Gwalior SP Amit Sanghi.
Former chief minister and Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath met Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on November 6 and apprised him about the arrival of the Yatra in the state, and Chauhan has asked the senior officials to ensure security for the Yatra.