ITANAGAR, July 2: A heated exchange of accusations has erupted between the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) and the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) following a protest at the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) Bhawan in Itanagar.

According to a statement from the APYC, the BJYM members attempted to storm the APCC office with over 50 volunteers in protest against Lok Sabha leader of opposition Rahul Gandhi's recent speech in Parliament. The situation was defused by a few APCC office bearers who managed to restrain the protesters. The BJYM members subsequently burned an effigy of Gandhi outside the premises.

"This act of hooliganism is shameful and unbecoming of a ruling party. It is unprecedented in the history of Indian politics and is a blot on Indian democracy," stated APYC president Tarh Johny.

He criticized the BJYM for what he termed as "political gimmickry" and called for exemplary punishment for those involved. Johny warned that if prompt action is not taken, the APYC would initiate a series of democratic movements.

In response, the BJYM, led by state president Retemso Manyu, held a protest accusing Gandhi of making derogatory remarks against Hindus in Parliament. Manyu condemned Gandhi's comments as immoral and disrespectful, demanding an apology from him for insulting Hindus and making untrue statements.

"BJP karyakartas also burned an effigy of Rahul Gandhi during the protest," Manyu said. "Rahul Gandhi's speech insulted the entire Hindu society by calling it violent and untruthful, an act deserving of utmost condemnation."

BJYM spokesperson Techi Necha, supported by media in-charge Dolang Tako and co-convener Nima Sange, criticized Gandhi's behavior in Parliament as unruly and unethical. Necha claimed Gandhi disrespected the Lok Sabha Speaker and spread lies about various issues, including the Agniveer scheme and compensation for martyrs.

"Rahul Gandhi should apologize to the people of the country for his hateful speech in Parliament and for insulting Hindus," Necha stated. He accused Gandhi of repeatedly defaming Hindus while remaining silent on incidents in other states.