BJP workers injured in clash with police in Lucknow

A number of BJP workers were Friday injured when they clashed with the police while protesting against stand taken by Congress and DMK members on PAC Chairperson Murli Manohar Joshi on 2G scam issue.

Updated: Apr 29, 2011, 15:31 PM IST

Lucknow: A number of BJP workers were Friday injured when they clashed with the police while protesting against stand taken by Congress and DMK members on PAC Chairperson Murli Manohar Joshi on 2G scam issue.

As soon as the BJP workers led by state president Surya Pratap Shahi came out of the BJP office at Vidhan Sabha marg they were stopped by the police leading to the clash followed by stone pelting.

"The policemen unnecessarily used force against us in which a number of party workers were injured," a BJP leader said.
Police used water cannons to control the BJP workers,
who later sat on a dharna near the Vidhan Bhawan.

BJP leader and PAC (on 2G spectrum scam) chairperson
Joshi had faced stiff opposition from Congress and DMK
members in the PAC meeting in New Delhi yesterday inviting ire
of the BJP and supporters of Joshi, who represents Varanasi
seat of the state.
Parliament`s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) descended
into chaos yesterday after the UPA managed to secure the
support of BSP and SP to obtain a surprising majority which
"rejected" the draft report on the 2G scam that was sharply
critical of Prime Minister, his office and others.

Seven Congress MPs, supported by two from DMK, attacked
the Chairman of the 21-member committee and veteran BJP leader
M M Joshi over leakage of the report prepared by him which had
made headlines.
The draft report had criticised Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh personally for his "desire" to keep the PMO at "arm`s
length" on the issue of 2G allocation that allowed the then
Telecom Minister A Raja to execute his "dubious designs" and
was also critical of the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram
and officials of the PMO with regard to handling the scam.

PTI