Tension prevailed outside Manyata tech park for a while on Monday evening when a group of people shouted pro-Modi slogans as All-India Congress Committee president Rahul Gandhi arrived for an interaction with entrepreneurs.
This angered Congress supporters, who then began chanting pro-Congress slogans, and the two groups almost clashed twice before being prevented by the city police.
Seemant Kumar Singh, Additional Commissioner of Police (East), Bengaluru, said there was some tension but things were not allowed to escalate. The police took many who indulged in sloganeering into preventive custody and released them later. This came under severe criticism of alleged police partisanship from the BJP.