In Kollam, Kerala, some Congress workers threatened and vandalised a vegetable store owner. Reason: He was unable to provide the Rs 2,000 that the party workers had requested for the Congress's ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra.
After a video of the incident went viral, the Congress issued a statement, saying that it suspended three workers involved in the said incident.
In a video, S Fawaz, the shop owner, said, "In the name of Bharat Jodo Yatra fund collection, some Congress workers attacked me and my workers. They asked Rs 2,000 but I could give only Rs 500. They threw away vegetables in my shop and also insulted my customers."
"The Congress workers also threatened to kill me and attacked workers in the shop," Fawaz said.
H Aneesh Khan, the state general secretary of the Youth Congress, was allegedly one of the five people who damaged Fawaz's store, according to Fawaz.
After the video went viral, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president K Sudhakaran said three party workers involved in the incident have been suspended with immediate effect. "They do not represent our ideology and such behaviour is inexcusable. The party is crowdfunding small donations voluntarily, unlike others who get corporate donations," K Sudhakaran said.