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Varanasi: Gul Panag, VJ Raghu chased away by students in BHU

Panag and Raghu were safe, but were reportedly chased away by a group of students when they went to campaign inside the BHU campus.

By: Press Trust of India | Varanasi | Updated: May 10, 2014 9:10 am

Actor-turned-politician and AAP candidate from Chandigarh Gul Panag and VJ Raghu Ram of MTV Roadies were Friday allegedly manhandled inside the Banaras Hindu University campus after a scuffle broke out between Aam Aadmi Party supporters and a group of students allegedly belonging to the ABVP.

Panag and Raghu were safe, but were reportedly chased away by a group of students when they went to campaign inside the BHU campus, party leaders said.

“They have attempted to attack her, but could not succeed. A group of BHU students chased them away. Panag is fine,” an AAP spokesperson said, adding that those who attacked were probably BJP supporters.

Soon after the incident, Raghu tweeted, “Oh well I just got attacked by two guys with lathis inside the BHU. They were outsiders, BHU boys chased them away”.

“Have things come to this in Varanasi that visitors are unwelcome. I refuse to believe it,” he said in another tweet.

Panag and Raghu were scheduled to join AAP leader and Varanasi candidate Arvind Kejriwal for his roadshow later today at the BHU gate. Varanasi goes to polls on May 12. The campaign ends here Saturday.

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  1. T
    May 12, 2014 at 6:44 am
    This is the face of so called secular India secular Varanasi, let the world see this extremist and extremism of RSS, BJP, ABVP, VHP, SS..etc. Let world shame on the Indian democracy
    1. K
      May 16, 2014 at 6:42 am
      raghu deserved this for abusing guys verbally on his show roadies.
      1. C
        May 10, 2014 at 4:20 am
        This was due for Raghu for long. The foul mouth MTV Roady is disliked by most for his verbal abuse to innocent aspirants. It is a coincidence that he is with AAP. He would have got beaten being in any party.
        1. J
          Jai Hind
          May 10, 2014 at 5:49 am
          Why fake news headline? in fact BHU students protected Raghu from goons and chased the goons away.
          1. S
            May 10, 2014 at 6:46 am
            Your Misleading heading says all BHU students came together and chased AAP people away. But the video shows BHU students chasing the two guys who attacked AAP people. So your intention is to mislead the people . Now onwards I will never ever read Indian express in my life. What do you think? people are fools to believe whatever you print ? loosers. You people are playing with the credibility of media for short term gains. The trust, once lost is lost forever.Please don't play with it.
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