Ramdev crackdown: Attack on Digvijay`s house

Digvijay Singh`s had termed Baba Ramdev as a "thug" on Sunday.

Updated: Jun 06, 2011, 11:19 AM IST

Bhopal: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh`s residence was pelted with stones by some unidentified people who also shouted slogans in favour of yoga guru Baba Ramdev, police said on Monday.

Digvijay Singh, who has twice been Madhya Pradesh chief minister, owns a bungalow here in Shyamla Hills, but when the incident took place late Sunday, no one from his family was present except a few guards.

"Some people pelted stones and shouted slogans at Digvijay Singh`s residence in Shyamla Hills. But it happened for a few minutes and the group left the place," Bhopal Superintendent of Police (SP) Yogesh Choudhary told a news agency.

"After the incident, we have told the patrolling party to keep a watch on the house," he said.

The incident is being seen as the outcome of Digvijay Singh`s remarks against Ramdev whom he had termed a "thug" on Sunday morning after Delhi police`s crackdown on the yoga guru`s fast unto death at Ramlila ground in New Delhi.

Madhya Pradesh Congress leader JP Dhanopia claimed the people who pelted stones were affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and allied groups.

"The incident took place in the presence of police and we strongly condemn it. The incident also proved that Baba Ramdev is an agent of the saffron parivar," Dhanopia alleged.

IANS