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Samajwadi Party activists disrupt Rahul's public meeting

November 26, 2011 19:19 IST

Some youths, allegedly belonging to the Samajwadi Party, created a ruckus at a public meeting of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi soon after he completed his speech at Padrauna in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh, on Saturday.

The trouble arose when the youths entered Udit Narayan Inter College where Rahul's meeting was underway and chanted slogans and distributed pamphlets, official sources said.

The youths took off their shirts immediately after Rahul ended his speech displaying slogans like "UP people are not beggars" emblazoned on their vests.

A scuffle ensued between the Congress workers and the youths in which the two sides hurled chairs at each other, the sources said.

Some youths were reportedly injured in the clash, they said.

A few youths were detained by police in this conenction.

In Rampur, SP general secretary Azam Khan said the youths were exercising their right to protest over Rahul's "insulting remarks" relating to UP migrants.

The remarks were meant to divert people's attention from burning issues like corruption and inflation bedevilling the nation, he told reporters.

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