Seven injured in clash of Congress, RSS workers in Ranchi

November 16th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Sonia Gandhi Ranchi, Nov 16 (IANS) Seven people were injured Tuesday in a clash between activists of the Congress and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) here, police said.

The RSS Tuesday organised sit-ins in all 24 districts of Jharkhand to protest accusations of the Rajasthan and Maharashtra Special Task Force against many of its senior leaders that they orchestrated the 2007 Ajmer bomb blast.

“The protest took place at Albert Ekka roundabout. Soon, some Congress activists gathered there and started to burn an effigy of K.C. Sudarshan,” a police officer told IANS.

The Congress activists were protesting former RSS chief K.C. Sudarshan’s recent objectionable remarks on Sonia Gandhi.

Soon, the situation turned violent, and seven activists, both from the Congress and the RSS, were injured, he said.

“The Congress workers also set fire to the tents set up for the RSS sit-in,” he added.

Earlier, the sit-in was attended by the RSS’ all-India pracharak (official) Madan Das Devi, who said the Congress party had falsely implicated RSS leaders in the Ajmer blast case.

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