Lok Sabha Election 2019

Pro-Modi slogans raised outside Rahul meet venue

Police controlling the crowd chanting ‘Modi, Modi’ at Manyata tech park in Bengaluru on Monday.

Police controlling the crowd chanting ‘Modi, Modi’ at Manyata tech park in Bengaluru on Monday.   | Photo Credit: G.P. Sampath Kumar

Tension prevailed outside Manyata tech park for a while on Monday evening when a group of people shouted pro-Modi slogans as All-India Congress Committee president Rahul Gandhi arrived for an interaction with entrepreneurs.

This angered Congress supporters, who then began chanting pro-Congress slogans, and the two groups almost clashed twice before being prevented by the city police.

Seemant Kumar Singh, Additional Commissioner of Police (East), Bengaluru, said there was some tension but things were not allowed to escalate. The police took many who indulged in sloganeering into preventive custody and released them later. This came under severe criticism of alleged police partisanship from the BJP.

Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Sep 20, 2020 12:16:01 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/elections/lok-sabha-2019/pro-modi-slogans-raised-outside-rahul-meet-venue/article26575877.ece

Next Story