Chhattisgarh Congress leaders led by state President Bhupesh Baghel, state party incharge PL Punia and many others attempted to gherao Vidhan Sabha to protest non-fulfillment of promises by state government for farmers.
Police deployment was tremendous in wake of these protests and they did manage to prevent Congress leaders from reaching Vidhan Sabha. Police had difficulty controlling the massive crowd that was present on the spot. Many of the Congress workers attempted to cross over the barricades but failed to do so. Scenes of scuffle between party workers and police personnel were witnessed. Congress leaders also held a workers meeting prior to embarking for protest rally.