BJP workers protest outside Pawan Kumar Bansal`s house in Delhi

Bharatiya Janata Party workers on Monday held a protest demonstration in the national capital demanding immediate resignation of Railway Minister and Chandigarh MP Pawan Kumar Bansal.

Updated: May 06, 2013, 19:33 PM IST

Police resorted to use of water canons and force to disperse scores of BJP`s youth wing `Yuva Morcha` activists, led by its national chief Anurag Thakur, who have gathered outside the 6-Ashoka Road residence of Bansal at around 6 PM.

Delhi Police detained around 50 activists of the BJP`s youth wing. The protestors were taken in a bus to Parliament Street police station.

The Ashoka Road leading to India Gate was blocked by the protesters as they marched towards Bansal`s residence.

Holding party flags and placards and shouting slogans against the UPA government and Bansal, the protesters broke two layers of barricades to reach the minister`s residence where police used of water canons.

"This government is a shameless one. The Congress chief and the Prime Minister have given licence to their ministers to loot the country. We are going to protest for the next oner week," Thakur told reporters at the protest venue.

Bansal`s nephew Vijay Singla was arrested last week by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs.90 lakh. The bribe was paid to him by two people for getting a senior railway officer, Mahesh Kumar, appointed as a member of the powerful Railway Board.

Bansal had issued a statement distancing himself from the incident involving his nephew.