UP polls: Cong candidate arrested

A Congress candidate was on Saturday arrested for staging a dharna without taking permission from the district administration, police said.

Updated: Jan 07, 2012, 13:16 PM IST

Jaunpur: A Congress candidate was on Saturday
arrested for staging a dharna without taking permission from
the district administration, police said here.

BL Verma, the Congress candidate from newly-constituted
Mungra Badshahpur assembly seat, was arrested along with his
supporters for staging a dharna at Machlishahr area, they
said.

Verma, who was protesting alleged irregularities and
corruption at paddy purchase centres, did not take permission
from the authorities before launching the sit-in agitation
despite the model code of conduct being in place in the state
in view of the coming Uttar Pradesh elections, due on
February, police said.

PTI