Sitaram Yechury heckled by protester at press conference, says ‘will not be cowed down’

Minutes after the incident, Sitaram Yechury tweeted, "We will not be cowed down by any attempts of Sangh's goondagardi to silence us. This is a battle for the soul of India, which we will win."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 8, 2017 12:39 am
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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury was allegedly heckled by a protester at a press conference in New Delhi. News agency ANI reported that Yechury was ‘manhandled’ but uninjured in the incident. There were anti-CPM slogans raised at the press conference. According to police, two people have been arrested in relation to the incident. Police said that Upendra Kumar and Pawan Kaul who allegedly belonged to Hindu Sena were arrested.

Minutes after the incident, Yechury tweeted, “We will not be cowed down by any attempts of Sangh’s goondagardi to silence us. This is a battle for the soul of India, which we will win.” It is not clear which organisation the protester, who was later beaten up and handed over to Delhi Police, represented or why he was protesting at all.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also condemned the incident, calling it an ‘attack on Indian democracy.’

More details are awaited.

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  1. I
    Jun 8, 2017 at 5:51 am
    Bullets is only answer to leftists not anything. Only bullets.
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      Jemma Thomas
      Jun 8, 2017 at 5:44 am
      Who is talking about goondagardi, he is a bloody communist thug and chinese agent. Bloody kil innocent people in Kerala in the name of secularism and trying to teach us goondagardi. People have woken up and no amount of fancy words will work any longer. India is a Hindu country and the best place for minorities to live in harmony compare to anywhere else in the world. If you are still living like a frog in the wellthen bad luck to you and your goondagardi thugs. Country will move forward under Modi with our own iden y in the world. Want to be part of it , accept it and follow through, if not get the out of our country.
      1. R
        Jun 8, 2017 at 2:34 am
        This traitors is crying of attack when two protestors were in fact beaten up by left thugs before handing them over to police. This when in Kerala communist g00ns are throwing acid b0mbs at BJP office to kill their opponents. What a nautinki by lefty thugs! Indians wont allow commies to make India another N Korea!
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          Dr. Nand Lal Gupta
          Jun 8, 2017 at 12:10 am
          No one has a right to use violence in India. Yechury may not be a nationalist but has a right to his opinion. No secret Yechury is a front man for the U.S. Jewish lobby as Jews and his beloved China are strong allies.
          1. C
            Jun 7, 2017 at 10:13 pm
            Great drama!!!!!!!!!!!!!Jaihind
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