Scores of Congress workers today staged a violent protest outside BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's residence in Nizamuddin area of South Delhi demanding an "unconditional apology" for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Priyanka Gandhi and top party leaders.
Some of protesters broke barricades and clashed with police when they were stopped from going towards Swamy's residence. The protest was led Delhi Congress leaders Haroon Yusuf and Mukesh Sharma.
"Swamy's allegations are totally baseless. We condemn his derogatory remarks and demand an unconditional apology immediately failing which we will intensify our protest. We would gherao wherever he goes, be it railway station, airport, bus stand or any other public place," Yusuf said.
Sharma said Swamy had been making "offensive and objectionable" statements against the Congress' senior leadership for the past one month. "This is not at all acceptable. He must apologise for the baseless allegations and vitriolic attacks," said Sharma, Chief Spokesperson of DPCC.
As hundreds of Congress workers, carrying placards and flags reached the gate of society where Subramanian Swamy resides, police closed the entry points following which the protesters clashed with them. Police had put barricades at about 50 metres from Swamy's house. Police dispersed the agitators using mild force. "Today, all Congressmen came out on street to show their resentment against Swamy's comments. We would not tolerate such statements," Yusuf said.
Delhi Mahila Congress president Onika Mehrotra also slammed Swamy and said the kind of language he has been using against women leaders was "unacceptable".