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BJP workers protesting against Chidambaram held

Last Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 22:13

Chennai: Scores of BJP workers were detained
in several parts of Tamil Nadu on Thursday when they attempted to
hold demonstrations demanding the resignation of Union Home
Minister P Chidambaram over the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

Tamil Nadu BJP unit vice-president H Raja and 80 others
were detained in Sivaganga, the Lok Sabha constituency of
Chidambaram, when they tried to stage a demonstration and
block traffic, police said.

In Chennai, around 60 BJP workers, mainly from the youth
wing, were held when they tried to stage a demonstration on
the arterial Anna Salai.

A Coimbatore report said around 100 activists were picked
up when they attempted to stage picketing near the Central Bus
Stand there demanding immediate resignation of Chidambaram,
besides External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, facing an FIR
over alleged illegal mining.

The protesters raised slogans against Chidambaram and


First Published: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 22:13
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