Nagpur, Feb 12: While addressing a late night rally on Saturday in Hasanbagh area in Nagpur, ahead of the Maharashtra civic polls, a Congress party activist threw black ink at the former Maharashtra Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan. It is been reported that the activist, identified as Lalit Baghel was dissatisfied with the party over ticket distribution for the upcoming civic polls in the state.

Campaigning for the party candidates in Nagpur ahead of the Nagpur Municipal and Zilla Parishad elections, Ashok Chavan was addressing a poll meeting with the local leaders of Nagpur and while he stood up to address the gathering, Lalit Baghel threw ink on Ashok Chavan. He also splattered ink on the former union minister Vilas Muttemwar, who was also a part of the meet.

The Congress workers caught Baghel and assaulted him before handing him to the police. The workers also tore his clothes apart. (Read also Uddhav Thackeray attacks Narendra Modi, says ‘We have your Janam Kundli’)

Ashok Chavan later alleged that it was Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh‘s (RSS) plot of the ink attack. Addressing the gathering that he will continue to fight against BJP and Sena, Ashok Chavan said, “We will continue to fight against such forces and ensure they do not succeed in their game plan.”

Civic poll elections for all 10 Municipal corporations in Maharashtra will be conducted on February 21 and the results will be announced on February 23.