Scuffle outside Rahul’s function venue in Lucknow
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 14:21
Lucknow: Activists of Leftist groups raised slogans against inflation and corruption outside the venue of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi's interactive session with students here on Tuesday morning.

As soon as the session came to an end and Gandhi's cavalcade started coming out of the venue, 'Ravindralaya', the activists of All India Students' Association (AISA) and Inqalibi Naujawan Sabha carrying banners, raised slogans but were promptly chased away by the police.

AISA in-charge Sudhanshu Bajpai and state president of the Inqalabi Navjawan Sabha, Bal Mukund Dhuriya said they were protesting against scams and inflation.

The need of the hour, they said, was to provide employment to the youth rather than this "interaction drama" by the Congress leaders.

Students, who could not make an entry into the interactive session, also staged a protest against the district police.

"We wanted to meet the young leader to seek his help in resolving our problems but that has been denied by the local police," they said.


First Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 14:21

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