BJP workers block traffic on highway over lathicharge

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 16:04

Allahabad: Hundreds of BJP activists on Tuesday blocked traffic on the national highway here protesting
lathicharge on party legislators, who were on their way to
meet the Governor of Uttar Pradesh.

The BJP members, led by former state minister Narendra
Kumar Singh Gaur, gathered at the Shastri bridge across the
Ganga, which forms a part of the Allahabad-Varanasi national
highway, and raised slogans against the BSP government.
Police and the agitators had skirmishes with the
security forces though there was report of any clash, police
said, adding that the protestors dispersed after about an

However, the demonstration caused a huge traffic jam
in the area.
Earlier late last night, BJP workers had torn a poster
of Chief Minister Mayawati and burnt her effigy in the city`s
Civil Lines area in protest against the lathicharge.

Yesterday more than 50 BJP activists were injured when
they were lathicharged by police. The BJP workers were on
their way towards Raj Bhawan in Lucknow to submit a memorandum
against amendment in the Local Bodies Act.


First Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 16:04

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