Congress demanded that the BJP government in the state take a stern action against the accused involved in the assaults “so as to prevent further occurrence of such incidents that disturb law and order”.
Pirzada and the four were booked by police after KL Bhagora, then Taluka Development Officer (TDO) of Wankaner filed a complaint stating the accused abused him and damaged property in the Wankaner taluka panchayat while making a representation over some issue.
At the function, Virani accepted the BJP scarf, symbolising his joining the party. The eleven others also joined the BJP on Tuesday, but curiously it was the husbands of the women members that accepted the party scarf.
"...some student leaders who are from BJP, who did not like this and who are actively associated with Gujarat University gave threats to the Trust and to me saying that they will create ruckus at the function (since we invited Mevani) even if there is police,” said the principal.
According to Congress leaders, Patel, a first-time MLA, attended a meeting of the party MLAs at state Congress headquarters on Saturday evening to chalk out the party’s strategy in the forthcoming session of the Assembly.