Black Flags And Stoning Greet MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's Vehicle In Congress Constituency

| September 3 , 2018 , 09:29 IST

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan who is currently touring the state ahead of the assembly polls was met with black flags and had stones thrown at his vehicle on Sunday in Churhat area near Sidhi district, a police official said.

CM Chouhan was not hurt in the incident which took place in the assembly constituency of Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh of the Congress party.

Addressing a public meeting in the district as a part of his 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra', CM Chouhan directly targeted Ajay Singh over the back flags and stoning incident.

"Ajay Singh, if you have strength come in open and fight with me," the Madhya Pradesh CM said.

"I am physically weak but I won't be bogged down by your deeds. People of the state are with me," he added.

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Meanwhile, Ajay Singh in a statement said that no Congressman was involved in the stone-pelting incident and that his party does not follow a culture of violence.

"I suspect that it was a well thought and hatched conspiracy aimed at defaming me and people of Churhat," he added.

On August 25, Congress leader and Ganhwani MLA Umang Singhar was caught on video attacking BJP legislator Pradeep Gadia in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar district.

The Madhya Pradesh state assembly elections will be held sometime in 2018 for 230 constituencies as the current assembly term comes to an end on January 7, 2019. In the previous election, the BJP won a majority of 165 seats, followed by Congress with 58 seats, BSP with 4 seats and Independents winning 3 seats.