Ramdev supporters, Congress workers clash; two held

January 16th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Sonia Gandhi New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Supporters of Baba Ramdev and Congress party workers clashed Monday after the yoga guru’s activists held protests outside the Congress headquarters, police said.

Two Ramdev supporters were arrested, police said.

According to eyewitness, a group of around 15 Ramdev supporters shouted slogans and blackened the portrait of Congress president Sonia Gandhi on a board outside the party office at 24, Akbar Road around 5 p.m.

As they came to know of the incident, Congress workers came out of the office and clashed with the Ramdev supporters, in full view of the TV cameras and media persons.

A Congress leader told IANS that the protesters were planning to disrupt the party press briefing scheduled at 5 p.m.

The incident comes after Ramdev faced an ink attack at a press conference here Saturday. The yoga guru’s supporters alleged that the attack was masterminded by the Congress.

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