Patna: Two Congress activists on Friday attempted self-immolation during a rally called by the Bihar Youth Congress Committee (BYCC) to protest against the
detention of AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.
Two party workers Ajami Bari and Rohit Kumar sprinkled petrol and set themselves on fire. They were carrying petrol in bottles with them.
Other party workers rushed to their rescue and douse the flames. The two were taken to Patna Medical College Hospital, BYCC president Lalan Kumar said.
The incident occurred in presence of Indian Youth Congress secretary Harshbardhan Shyam, who was in-charge of Bihar.
The police said they came to know about the incident and were investigating.
Youth Congress workers gathered in front of the office of Bahujan Samaj Party in Budha Colony locality here this morning and shouted slogans against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati dubbing her as anti-farmer and anti-poor.
"This is a fascist government in a politically sensitive state like Uttar Pradesh where everybody is feeling insecure. Complete anarchy and chaos prevailed in the system and corruption is rampant," they alleged.
Kumar said youth Congress activists demonstrated across the state in protest against detention of Rahul Gandhi.