Amethi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi continued to face protests over lending support to the JNU agitation with ABVP workers trying to stall his entry into his constituency waving black flags and asking him to go back.
After a visit to Rae Bareli late yesterday, Gandhi arrived here today to stiff opposition from the protesting ABVP workers led by district unit president Neeraj Singh.
More than a dozen activists of Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM) were rounded up and some were also taken into custody by Amethi police for raising slogans against the Congress Vice President, Inspector in-charge SK Mishra said, adding that the decision to release them will be taken later.
ABVP's district head alleged that some workers received minor injuries in the process and also claimed that Gandhi's arrival to the town was delayed by three hours because of the protests.
BJP youth wing leader Sudhanshu Shukla also alleged that some Congress workers clashed with them, when they were protesting against allowing entry to Gandhi in the district for his "anti-national" statements.
Some BJP activists led by district party leader Chandra Mauli Singh burnt an effigy of Rahul here.
Yesterday, Rahul had faced similar protests when he arrived in Lucknow to attend the Congress party's Dalit conclave....