Four held for throwing ink at Union Minister

The incident took place when Narayanasamy, who is also in-charge of Congress affairs in Chhattisgarh, reached near the state Congress headquarters along with Biplav Thakur, in-charge of state organisational polls, to attend a crucial meeting of Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) delegates.

Congress workers chased the youths and thrashed them before handing them over to the police. Unfazed by the incident, Narayanasamy whose white kurta was partially covered with ink, said: "I don't think Congress workers will ever indulge in such mean acts. It is certainly the handiwork of people belonging to other parties who want to tarnish the image of the party."

Reacting to the incident, Raipur district Congress president Inderchand Dhariwal said: "The minister should have been provided adequate security by state's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government."

The PCC meeting, which was convened to elect the new state president, was held amid complaints of irregularities in selection of PCC delegates. The meet finally authorised Congress president Sonia Gandhi to pick up the new president of the state Congress.

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