Lucknow: A large number of BJP women
workers, including state unit president Surya Pratap Shahi,
were on Tuesday arrested en route to the Raj Bhawan here during a
"The workers of BJP Mahila Morcha, who were marching
peacefully towards Raj Bhawan to protest atrocities against
women were forcibly stopped by police and arrested," national
vice-president Kalraj Mishra alleged.
The workers of Mahila Morcha led by state president
Shahi and and national vice-president of the women wing Karuna
Shukla, were taking out a march from the Kaisarbagh office
towards Raj Bhawan.
They were, however, stopped near the office by police
where barricading was done, official sources said.
After a minor scuffle with police, the workers and
leaders, including Shahi, were arrested and taken to the
police lines, they said.
"More than 1000 workers of the morcha were arrested by
police," a party spokesman said, adding that vice-president
Karuna Shukla suffered leg injury during the arrest.