BJP supporters allegedly attack Congress' Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Assam: Vehicles vandalized, camera person injured

Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra: The Congress claimed that before Rahul Gandhi's arrival, BJP supporters, marching on the same route, vandalized yatra vehicles and assaulted the cameraperson.

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Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra: In a series of distressing events, BJP supporters are accused of attacking the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi in Assam. The incidents involved the alleged assault on the yatra, including the social media team, Jairam Ramesh, and media persons, in three separate occurrences. Vehicles were vandalized, and a cameraperson was reported injured.

Incident at Jamugurighat

BJP workers reportedly attacked the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra and Jairam Ramesh's car at Jamugurighat in Sonitpur district. The Congress claimed that before Rahul Gandhi's arrival, BJP supporters, marching on the same route, vandalized yatra vehicles and assaulted the cameraperson.

Jairam Ramesh's Account

Jairam Ramesh shared his account of the attack, stating that unruly BJP workers attacked his car at Jumugurighat. He claimed that Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra stickers on the windshield were torn, and water was thrown. Despite the hostility, the yatra maintained composure and continued. Ramesh accused Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma of orchestrating the attacks.

Supriya Shrinate's Response

Supriya Shrinate, chairperson of Congress social media team, condemned the attacks on Twitter. She accused Himanta Biswa Sarma's associates of assaulting the Congress social media team, and attacking Jairam Ramesh's car. Shrinate emphasized that such acts would not deter Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.

Himanta Biswa Sarma's Response

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma responded on Twitter, directing the police to register the case and investigate the allegations. The alleged attacks occurred on the fourth day of Bharat Jodo Nyaya Yatra, passing through Biswant district to Nagaon via Sonitpur.

Congress's Version

Mahima Singh, AICC communications coordinator, reported an intimidating situation created by BJP supporters during a media coverage attempt. She alleged that stickers from Jairam Ramesh's car were torn, and an attempt was made to affix a BJP flag. Singh claimed that the police were informed, and additional police presence was reported at the site.

The incidents mark a disturbing turn in the political landscape, with accusations and counter-accusations between Congress and BJP in Assam. The attacks on the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra highlight the escalating tensions during the ongoing political events.