Ahead of phase 1 of the Gujarat elections, a Priest of the Swaminarayan sect was attacked on Thursday.
Identified as Bhakti Prasad, the priest was attacked by two unidentified miscreants in Junagadh's Kotda. He was attacked while returning from campaigning for the BJP in the State.
"After attacking the car with an iron rod, the miscreants fled from the scene", the priest has said, while alleging that the attack was carried out by Congress party workers,
The motive behind the attack is yet to ascertain, the police has begun an investigation in the matter.