Phulpur: Congress workers on Monday clashed with
Samajwadi Party activists who staged a black flag
demonstration as the helicopter carrying Rahul Gandhi landed
SP activists belonging to its youthwing sought to
advance towards the helipad trying to show blackflags and
raising slogans which was countered by a group of Congress
workers, who rushed towards them them and allegedly roughed
Defending the Congress workers` action, Law Minister
Salman Khurshid told reporters there was some excitement,
pushing and shoving and it was done for the protection of "our
In that situation, there was no no time for people to think.
There was no no adequate police arrangement and the
Congress workers and leaders did what was absolutely
necessary, he said.