Jaipur (Rajasthan): Rajasthan National Students Union of India (NSUI) president Abhimanyu Puniya and his associate Ranveer Singhania, who is also a candidate in the university polls, were on Wednesday night attacked by at least a dozen men on the Rajasthan University campus, a police official said. The University students’ polls are due on August 31. Also Read - Congress Releases Star Campaigners’ list For Assam Polls; Sachin Pilot, Navjot Singh Siddhu Among Top Names

Both were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for multiple injuries and later discharged. The two, however, returned to the campus and staged a protest against the university administration and the state government. The police said that Ranveer and Abhimanyu were going back to their hostel after discussions on student union polls when the attack took place. Also Read - Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh Among Star Campaigners For West Bengal Elections | Complete List Here

Ranveer alleged that the police was present when the attack took place. This shows it was a coordinated plan at the behest of the state government,” he alleged. A case has been registered against the miscreants and hunt is on to nab them, the police said. Also Read - More Trouble For Cong in Rajasthan? After Pilot Episode, Gehlot Accuses BJP of Devising Plan to Topple Govt

Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot condemned the incident. “There is no place for violence in politics. Hope the accused shall be arrested soon. I wish for early recovery of Ranveer and Abhimanyu,” he tweeted.

With IANS inputs