Ahmedabad: Senior Congress leaders including
MLA Bavku Undhad were today detained by the police in Amreli
district during a protest march against a state government
sponsored programme in which Chief Minister Narendra Modi and
other ministers were present.
Police later released the detained leaders including
Undhad, former MP Virji Thummar, Amreli Congress president
Thakershi Metalia and over two dozen Congress workers after
the programme was over.
A police official from Amreli said the Congress leaders
were detained as they tried to create law and order problem at
the Chief Minister`s programme.
However, state Congress president Sidhdharth Patel hit
out at the district administration for detaining the workers
and alleged that the state government was trying to gag the
voice of opposition party leaders.