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Anand Sharma Says He Was Attacked Physically By ABVP Activists In JNU

Indian Commerce Minister Anand Sharma addresses a press conference in New Delhi, India, Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. Sharma told reporters that the Indian cabinet's decision late Thursday allowing 51 percent foreign ownership of supermarkets would vastly improve decrepit infrastructure that causes massive food waste in a country plagued by malnutrition and high inflation. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)

NEW DELHI -- Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma tonight alleged that he was attacked physically by ABVP activists in JNU campus when he was returning with Rahul Gandhi after attending a protest meeting held by students there.

Sharma, Deputy Leader of Congress in Rajya Sabha, told PTI that the SPG had to take Gandhi out by an alternate vehicle as the alleged attackers had surrounded the vehicle of the Congress Vice President as well.

The "attack" took place some distance away from the place where the meeting was held at the varsity campus with the ABVP activists using "cover of the darkness," he claimed.

"There was a bleeding from my left ear following the attack and I also suffered some cuts," Sharma said, adding his personal security officer too was "pushed from behind" by the attackers.

The former Union Minister said he was a "few steps" behind Gandhi.

He said his PSO has lodged a complaint with police.

"Differ with us, but you have no right to attack us," he said, while slamming his attackers.

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