SP supporters protesting Rahul`s visit detained

Scores of Samajwadi Party supporters were on monday detained while trying to block railway traffic here to protest Rahul Gandhi`s rally in Phulpur.

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2011, 10:21 AM IST

Allahabad: Scores of Samajwadi Party
supporters were on monday detained while trying to block railway
traffic here to protest Rahul Gandhi`s rally in Phulpur where
he will kick-start Congress campaign for UP Assembly polls due
early next year.

The SP supporters were picked up from the Prayag Station
when they were trying to block the traffic on the
Lucknow-Allahabad route by squatting on the tracks, according
to Deputy Inspector General of Police, Allahabad, Prakash D.

The agitators have been taken to the police line, the DIG
said.

Gandhi will hold a rally in Phulpur, about 30 kms from
Allahabad on monday.

Prakash said security has been tightened in the district
to deal with any law and order situation during the day.

A host of Congress leaders have already arrived here to
take part in the rally at Phulpur, the Lok Sabha constituency
which Jawaharlal Nehru used to represent in his lifetime.

PTI