Congress factions scuffle before Pranab Mukherjee
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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 23:50
  
Barasat (WB): At least 10 persons received minor injuries when two factions of Congress workers scuffled before WBPCC president and Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ahead of a party rally at Panihati near here today.

Police said none was arrested and the rally was taken out after security personnel removed the warring groups at the Panihati Lok Sankskriti Bhavan here in North 24 Parganas district.

A visibly annoyed Mukherjee ordered the clashing groups to leave the venue.

Police said the incident was an offshoot of factional rivalry in the district with members of both groups trying to lodge complaints and counter-complaints with Mukherjee.

Party sources said a rival group charged DCC President Debi Ghosal of spoiling an alliance with the Trinamool Congress for 21 civic body polls in the district which led to the unruly scenes.

The meeting was delayed by nearly 15 minutes.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 23:50


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