Congress to intensify stir against ransacking of Joshi`s residence
Last Updated: Saturday, July 18, 2009, 14:31
Lucknow: A day after AICC general secretary and Congress MP from Amethi, Rahul Gandhi trained guns at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, the Congress has decided to intensify its protest against ransacking of UPCC chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi's residence.

"The party has decided to intensify its ongoing stir and launch jail bharo during which the Congress workers will court arrest across the state," UPCC general secretary Subodh Srivastava said.

He said that the party agitation would continue till BSP leaders and workers including MLA Jitendra Singh alias Babloo and Intizaar Ahmad Abdi are arrested.

"These leaders were responsible for attack and arsoning at UPCC chief's house and that they should be arrested is our main demand," Srivastava said.

Party sources said that the MLAs and MPs have been asked to mobilise the party workers and take charge of the agitation in their constituencies and Assembly segments.

Alleging that Joshi was being implicated by the state government, the party had also demanded withdrawal of cases lodged against her.

Meanwhile, police had incorporated names of Babloo, MLA from Bikapur in Faizabad and Abdi, former student union leader, in the FIR lodged earlier in connection with attack and arsoning at Joshi's house.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, July 18, 2009, 14:31

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