Congress and SP workers sit on silent protest in Jhansi on Gandhi Jayanti | Kanpur News


JHANSI: Workers of Congress and Samajwadi Party sat on dharna in front of the Gandhi bust statue near Kachari Chauraha in Jhansi on Gandhi Jayanti to protest against the high-handedness of police in the Hathras rape and murder case, and the role of police in the death of a businessman in Mahoba
As part of the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations, hundreds of Congress party workers led by UPCC state secretary and Bundelkhand in-charge, Rahul Richariya, a and former union minister, Pradeep Jain Aditya, marched to the Gandhi statue at Kachari Chauraha. After garlanding the statue, all the workers sat on a silent dharna for over an hour.
Talking to TOI, Richariya said that law and order situation of the state has been at its worst recently, as the police have taken the law in their hands. “The recent case of gangrape and murder of the Dalit girl in Hathras and the way the police and administration handled it is shameful, to say the least. Similarly, allegations of extortion on a senior-most police official, followed by the death of a businessman in Mahoba, are condemnable. On top of all this, the state government is trying to suppress our dissenting voices by putting us under house arrest, which is totally undemocratic,” said Richariya.
Later, members of Samajwadi Party, led by Rajya Sabha MP Chandrapal Singh Yadav, also reached the same spot, and after garlanding the statue, staged a sit-in-stir for over an hour, protesting the growing high-handedness of the police, and lawlessness in the state.
Earlier on Thursday evening, a number of senior Congress leaders including Aditya, Richariya and city Congress president Arvind Vashisht were put under house arrest.

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