Lalitpur: Uttar Pradesh Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu and over 50 event workers agree with been arrested here on Saturday after they tried to make a decision out the ‘Gai Bachao, Kisan Bachao’ march without permission, police said.
On the other hand, district Congress president Balwant Singh Rajput, who turned into as soon as amongst those arrested, claimed around 200 event workers agree with been arrested.
He additionally alleged that about two dozen event workers agree with been injured because the police used force in opposition to them.
The Congress had announced it would possibly possibly select out the ‘Gai Bachao, Kisan Bachao’ march in varied districts of Bundelkhand to highlight the alleged mismanagement in cow shelters below the articulate authorities.
“About 50 to 60 workers, articulate Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu and district unit chief Balwant Singh Rajput agree with been arrested from Dailwara township whereas attempting to make a decision out the march without permission. They’ve all been taken to police strains,” ASP Brijesh Kumar Singh said.
The Congress’ six-day march turned into as soon as to open from Saujana Gaushala here and culminate at Mandakini river in Chitrakoot district, the effect the event planned to impact ‘tarpan’ (spiritual rites) for the cows that died as a consequence of the articulate authorities’s “mismanagement”.
Talking to PTI on phone, Rajput said, “About 150 to 200 workers agree with been arrested by the police, who additionally used force, after they tried to make a decision out the march led by the articulate Congress chief. About two dozen workers agree with been injured.”
He alleged that the BJP has no misfortune for cows or farmers.
Cows in Saujana and Amjhara cow shelters are dying of starvation and the Yogi authorities is provocative Congress workers and UPCC chief to cowl its “sins”, he added.
On Friday, the Congress had claimed its senior leaders in conjunction with nationwide secretary Rohit Choudhary and passe MP Pradeep Jain Aditya had been effect below home arrest in Jhansi sooner than the march.