GUWAHATI, Feb 26 � Instances of vandalism and violence continue to rule the Youth Congress elections in the State, raising questions whether Rahul Gandhi�s concept of �Aam Aadmi Ka Sipahi� has turned into a source of terror for the common man.
In the wake of Friday night�s incident where two factions of Youth Congress indulged in a clash and damaged properties of Hotel Rajdoot, sporadic incidents of skirmish were reported today in the capital city near the RG Baruah Sports Complex, where counting took place, forcing the civil administration to step up vigil. Some of the �antisocial elements� were also picked up from near the RG Baruah Sports Complex.
CrPC Sec. 144 was also imposed today to prevent any kind of untoward incident near the counting zone.
Meanwhile, the acts of vandalism resorted to by the Youth Congress members have not gone down well with a cross section of society, which termed the incidents as highly condemnable.
�From what we have witnessed on television, it appears that they hardly care for laws or the law enforcers. If they can manhandle policemen, the plight of a common man can be easily assessed,� said Tridib Bordoloi, an engineer by profession.
A resident of Tarun Nagar near which Congress headquarters is located, rued: �Since the last few days, it has become impossible for the residents of the area to move out freely. Frequent incidents of brawls are reported and movement of vehicles too has been hampered due to haphazard parking of Youth Congress vehicles.�
Bikash Sarma, a resident of Guwahati, when asked to comment, said: �Such acts certainly leave a bad impression. I wonder why and how so much money is spent on such elections, implications of which are limited to the party. �
It needs mention here that Police had arrested nine persons in connection with the Friday night�s incident.