Congmen Protest In City Against Rise In Inflation | Kanpur News

KANPUR: The Congress workers staged a protest against the rising inflation due to the imposition of GST on food products, besides questioning of their leader Sonia Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate, here on Friday.
The agitated Congressmen had a scuffle with the police, after which the police detained many Congressmen, including Congress State Secretary Vikas Awasthi, at the Kotwali crossing.
Earlier, Congressmen gathered at the Tilak Hall and later took out a foot march from here. They were however stopped from proceeding towards the Collectorate office by the police at the Kotwali crossing. As soon as the policemen stopped them by putting a barricade, the Congress men raised anti-government slogans. However, after a brief protest, the Congressmen were taken to the Kotwali police station, where they were arrested.
City Congress Committee President Naushad Alam Mansoori, said, “We are not going to be afraid of BJP’s tactics. If the BJP government will not pay heed, we will intensify such demonstrations even further.”

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