Security tightened at Digvijaya’s Bhopal home
Bhopal: Security has been strengthened at the official residence of Congress General Secretary, Digvijay Singh, in view of the reaction to his statements following the police crackdown on Baba Ramdev’s agitation in New Delhi.
A senior police officer said that based on intelligence reports, security had been increased at Singh’s bungalow.
There were reports of some miscreants stoning Singh’s residence, but police dismissed them as rumours.
Meanwhile, Singh’s scheduled visit to Ratlam to take part in a Congress rally has been cancelled. The rally will be addressed later on Monday by B K Hari Prasad, the Congress General Secretary in-charge of Madhya Pradesh; and the party’s state unit president, Kantilal Bhuria.
The Congress leader had on Sunday justified the police crackdown on Baba Ramdev’s fast against corruption in New Delhi on Saturday and accused him of “inciting people”.
Terming the yoga guru as a “fraud”, Singh had also demanded an inquiry into the “thousands of crores of rupees” of property owned by Ramdev.
“Don’t bring any politics in this. The kind of treatment needed to be meted out to a fraud has been meted out to him,” Singh had said.