Condemning the attack on Union Agriculture Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday in New Delhi, the district unit of the NCP submitted a memorandum addressed to President Prathiba Patil demanding action against the person who attacked Mr. Pawar. They agitators took out a procession and raised slogans against people who were “trying to tarnish the image of Mr. Pawar”, and criticised activist Anna Hazare for his alleged statement on the act.

“Though the common man is facing the brunt of price rise, the issue cannot be solved by assaulting a senior leader”, they added.