JABALPUR: Unidentified persons allegedly threw eggs and slippers at the car of Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel here today.
Patel was here to take part in a meeting of Kisan Kranti Sena, which he heads, in the run-up to the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh which are due by year-end.
"When we were going to Panagar to participate in a rally, some unidentified men threw eggs and slippers at Hardik's vehicle near the BJP office in Ranitaal area," Congress leader Sanjay Yadav said.
Some of these men were holding pistols in their hands, Yadav claimed.
Eggs and stones were hurled at Patel's car in Aadhartaal area too, he said, adding that no police complaint has been filed so far.
Hardik Patel blamed "Shivraj Mama's supporters" for the attack. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is popularly known as `Mama-ji' (uncle) in the state.
"Shivraj Mama's supporters in MP's Jabalpur welcomed us with eggs while I was on my way to Panagar and escaped. Mama Shivraj, eggs won't be able to stop me. Fire bullets from guns. As long as there is blood in me, my struggle will continue," the Patidar leader tweeted.
Deputy Inspector General B S Chauhan and Superintendent of Police Shashikant Shukla said police have detained six to seven persons following the incident, and probe is on.