BJP youth workers 'thrashed' after showing black flags to Khurshid

BJP youth workers 'thrashed' after showing black flags to Khurshid

Union minister Salman Khurshid was shown black flags today by BJP youth wing workers, who were protesting over a remark made by him against Narendra Modi.

BJP Yuva Morcha activists waved black flags, shouted slogans and held a demonstration while Khurshid was on way to attend a function at Zakir Hussain Trust office in Mau Darwaza area here and were cane-charged by the police.

The protesters alleged that they were assaulted by the security personnel escorting the External Affairs minister.

BJP's city president Gyanendra Chand Gaur later gave a complaint in Kotwali Police Station alleging that Khurshid asked his guards to beat up the protesters.

He claimed that several workers, including Morcha's district president Ajit Mahajan and media in-charge Dilip Bharadwaj were beaten and injured by Khurshid's security.

Gaur demanded that a case be registered against Khurshid and he be arrested.

Earlier, police had to resort to cane-charge to control the protesters and also took three activist into custody.

On February 26, without taking the name of Modi, Khurshid, who is a sitting MP from Farrukhabad, described him as "impotent" and asked why a man who aspires to be the prime minister of the country could not do anything during the 2002 riots. The remark invited a sharp condemnation from the BJP.

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