Congress leaders thrash each other: Republic Day celebrations in Indore turned violent on Sunday when two Congress leaders attacked each other during the flag hoisting ceremony. A video released by news agency ANI shows Congress leaders Devendra Singh Yadav and Chandu Kunjir having a heated exchange of words even as people present at the spot tried to pacify them.
The video then shows one of the leaders slapping the other. Party workers, police were seen struggling to separate the two leaders. What triggered the brawl between the leaders could not be ascertained.
The incident took place moments before Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath was to unfurl the Tricolor at the party office.
WATCH VIDEO: Congress leaders enter into a brawl in Indore
#WATCH Madhya Pradesh: Two Congress leaders, Devendra Singh Yadav and Chandu Kunjir, entered into a brawl during the flag hoisting ceremony during #RepublicDay celebrations at the party office in Indore. They were later calmed down with the help of police intervention. pic.twitter.com/Q9NcEJ3Sw5
- ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2020
The Congress returned to power in Madhya Pradesh after 15 years in December 2018 dislodging Shivraj Singh Chouhan government. However, the Congress regime has been dogged by infighting between supporters of the former CM Digvijaya Singh, CM Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia.