- Swaminarayan temple priest Swami Bhaktiprasad was attacked
- He was campaigning for BJP in Junagadh
- Priest's condition said to be stable, he alleged Congress behind attack
He was reportedly campaigning for a BJP candidate, Kirit Patel, at the time. He was taken to hospital, where his condition is said to be stable. The police say the attackers have not been found.
The priest says his attackers were in a black car that drove up alongside his SUV. "I was going to Vishavadar, when we moved a bit a car overtook us and stood. They started hitting on our vehicles. They broke the glasses of our car and abused me," Swami Bhaktiprasad said.
The Swaminarayan temple has two sects and the one led by Swami Bhaktiprasad has always supported the ruling party.
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