Unidentified men raised slogans in support of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and pelted stones at the dais during an Aam Aadmi Party rally addressed by Shazia Ilmi here today. She was addressing the rally in support of AAP candidate from the Mandsaur-Neemuch Lok Sabha seat Paras Saklecha.
As she began criticising Modi, the unidentified men started raising slogans in support of Modi and later pelted stones towards the dais, forcing her to stop her speech. Later, AAP workers and police chased the men but they managed to flee the spot.
After the rally, Ilmi, along with AAP workers, marched towards Kotwali police station, filed a complaint and demanded registration of a case against BJP workers. Ilmi told reporters that if they had guts they should come in front and throw stones, and that they should feel ashamed to pelt stones at a woman.
Superintendent of Police (CSP) Pankaj Dixit said that after watching the video-recording of the event and CCTV footage, legal action would be taken in the matter. AAP's district convenor Amit Sharma said that anti-social elements of both the BJP and the Congress were involved in the incident.