Hundreds of activists going to protest including state Congress president were arrested

Hundreds of activists going to protest including state Congress president were arrested

Lucknow. Party state president Ajay Kumar Lallu going to protest on Tuesday against the arrest of Shahnawaz Alam, president of Uttar Pradesh Congress Minority CellAnd a large number of party workers, including party Legislature Party leader Aradhana Mishra, were detained by the police outside the party headquarters. Congress state media coordinator Lallan Kumar told that the police detained a large number of activists and leaders who were going to protest against Alam's arrest and took everyone to the Eco Garden near the gate of the party's state headquarters. has gone. He said that the police of the Yogi government is showing cowardice. The manner in which the police arrested Alam and detained the activists, including the party's state president and the leader of the Legislature party, who are going to oppose him, reflects his frustration.

Kumar said that the Congress people are not afraid of these police antics nor are they among those sitting in the house like SP President Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati. He said that the Congress will launch the Jail Bharo movement against this act of the police. Significantly, in December last year, the police arrested Shahnawaz Alam, president of the Congress Minority Cell, for his involvement in the violent protests against the CAA and NRC in the capital Lucknow. The Congress had warned of the movement against this, calling it an action taken in the spirit of political vendetta. At the same time, party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has condemned the incident by tweeting. After Alam's arrest, several leaders including state Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu and party Legislature Party leader Aradhana Mishra reached Hazratganj Kotwali and spoke to the officials. 

Meanwhile, a large number of party workers gathered in the Kotwali premises and started shouting slogans, which were used by the police to chase lathis. In this, many activists were injured, including party youth wing general secretary Shivam Tripathi. Meanwhile, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has described the police action as oppressive and undemocratic. In a tweet made on Tuesday, he said, "See how the UP Police picked up the chairman of our Minority Department in the dark of night. First, our state president was kept in jail for four weeks on fake charges. This police action is repressive and undemocratic. " The Congress General Secretary said, “Congress leaders and activists are committed to raising their voice on public issues. The BJP government can stop other parties from raising their voice by making UP police an instrument of repression, Not to our party. The soldiers of the Congress are not afraid of police sticks and fake cases.