Ujjain: The BJP and BJYM workers burnt the effigy of senior Congress leader and ex-Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh amid high drama at Shahid Park here on Sunday afternoon.
The party workers were protesting against Digvijaya’s statement in which he sought evidences related to strikes carried out by the Indian Air Force on Pakistan-based terrorist training camps. They had carried placards and banners and were raising slogans against Digvijaya and Congress.
Heavy police force were deployed in the area and hide and seek was also evident for some time between the protesters and police. Police also tried to extinguish the burning effigy. However, the BJP workers intercepted the police jawans and also indulged in pushing and elbowing.
The BJP workers also climbed over the fire brigade vehicle and prevented the staff to spray water on the burning effigy. Meanwhile, strongly condemning Digvijaya, city BJP chief Vivek Joshi termed him as pro-Pakistani. He also took him cross handed for praising the Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan.
MLA Mohan Yadav, Anil Jain Kaluheda, Om Agrawal, Rajshri Joshi, Rajendra Jhalani, Gabbar Bhati, and Amay Aapte were also present on the occasion.
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