Congress infighting intensifies: Physical altercation between Gehlot and Pilot supporters in Ajmer
This happened just before Amrita Dhawan, AICC secretary and Rajasthan co-in charge, was due to visit Ajmer.
JAIPUR: Tension within the Congress party in Rajasthan has intensified, with supporters of chief minister Gehlot and ex-deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot getting involved in a heated confrontation on Thursday.
This happened just before Amrita Dhawan, AICC secretary and Rajasthan co-in charge, was due to visit Ajmer. The disagreement got so intense that it led to a physical fight, with punches and kicks thrown between the two groups.
The situation worsened when a party worker was assaulted in front of police and officials. There were even hostile chants against RTDC Chairman Dharmendra Singh Rathore.
The clash occurred around midday in Vaishali Nagar. Rathore and the police eventually managed to calm things down.
The conflict started during a City District Congress Committee meeting. The meeting was meant to be a feedback session, but it took an unexpected turn when rural Congress members showed up and wanted to be part of it. This caused an argument that led to a brawl between the city and rural workers.
Bhim Singh, a worker from the rural Congress, was caught up in the fight and assaulted. The fight continued outside the meeting room, with workers punching and slapping each other.
After hearing about the disturbance, Rathore and State Congress Committee Secretary Mahendra Singh Ralavata rushed to the scene. When Rathore tried to calm the situation, he was met with violent chants. Finally, the police stepped in and restored order.