Ujjain: Congress members on Monday set an effigy of Puja Shakun Pande, who was seen firing on the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. Hundreds of Congressmen assembled at Kanthal square under the leadership of MPCC (Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee) member Anantnaraya Meena and burnt the effigy.
They also shouted slogans against firing incident and handed over a memorandum addressed to the President to tehsildar. According to party members, on January 30, Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha national secretary Pande fired on the portrait of Gandhiji and also distributed sweets. The party men criticised the incident and demanded strict action against the guilty.
Cong warns to burn PM’s effigy
The irate Congressmen said that if action was not taken against the offender within 7 days then the effigy of Modi will be burnt. OP Lot, Hafiz Qureshi Babu Moyyadi, Purushottam Nagraj and other party leaders were present.
YC flays incident
Youth Congress also criticised the incident of firing on portrait of Gandhi and said that it would take out a rally ‘Main Hun Gandhi’ on Wednesday at 10am from Kshir Sagar which will culminate at the RSS office located at Dewasgate. Youth Congress district head Chandrabhan Chandel said that the party would also appeal the RSS activists to shoot its members as they are Gandhians.
Hindu Mahasabha condemns Cong reaction
Members of Hindu Mahasabha lambasted Congressmen and warned them to answer for their act in the general election. The state spokesman Manishsingh Chouhan and general secretary Krishan Malviya taking jibe told that Congress district head and some other Congress leaders maintained distance and was not with the Congress leaders who burnt the effigy. They alleged that the party was trying appease some sections of the society.