MANGALORE: That all is not well within the Congress party came to the fore when they exchanged blows at a protest meet organised by Gurupur Block Congress on Sunday condemning RSS supremo Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat's hate speech at Gurupur a few days back.
The meet was being addressed by senior leader Janardhan Poojary when miffed Congressmen questioned why Bhat was not arrested despite Congress being in power in the state.
The matters became worse when some party workers climbed the platform where Poojary was delivering his speech and also shouted slogans against him. This irked his supporters and they exchanged blows creating an embarrassing situation for local Congress leaders.
Police had a hard time controlling the situation and had to resort to mild caning to control the situation going out of hand, sources said.
Mangalore City Police had registered cases against Hindu leaders Bhat and Chakravarthy Sullibele under sections 153 A and 295 A for their alleged hate speech at Gurupur during Hindu Sangama.