Yechury Manhandled: Left Leader Alleges Sangh’s Goondagardi

CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri has been manhandled by two persons belonging to Hindu Sena in Delhi. Sitaram was not hurt. He said he would not be cowed down by goondagardi of Hindutva forces.

New Delhi: CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury was manhandled by two men at his Delhi office on Wednesday.

According to reports, two slogan shouting men came into the office and tried to manhandle Yechury during a press conference.

Though Yechury fell down, he did not get hurt in the attack.

Alleging that it to be Sangh’s goondagardi, the CPI (M) general secretary said, “We will not be cowed down by such attempts to silence us; this is a battle for the soul of India which we will win.”

One of the two protesters who tried to manhandle him was later beaten up and handed over to the police. The men shouted slogans of ‘Hindu Sena zindabad’ and ‘CPI(M) murdabad’ and were said to be from the Hindu Sena.

Heavy security was also deployed by Delhi Police as Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s presence at the meeting.

A few right wing organisations were attacking Vijayan over his criticism of the recent notification by the Centre relating to cattle slaughter.

The Communist leader was to brief the media about a politburo meeting which has been going on for two days at party headquarters in AKG Bhavan.

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