Cong MLAs try to gherao CM’s house, arrested

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Jul 2017 12:24:44


Staff Reporter,

Ajay Singh, Sundarlal Tiwari, Tarun Bhanot, Rajneeesh and many other Congress MLAs started to march towards CM house after staging dharna at the gate of Assembly, demanding justice to displaced people of Sardar Sarovar Dam

They had hardly reached till Patrakar Bhawan road, when police stopped and arrested them.

After adjournment of Assembly for indefinite period, Congress MLAs, led by Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh, tried to march towards CM house for gherao over the issue of displaced people of Sardar Sarovar Dam on Wednesday. Police stopped and arrested them at Patrakar Bhawan road. Ajay Singh, Sundarlal Tiwari, Tarun Bhanot, Rajneeesh and many other Congress MLAs started to march towards CM house after staging dharna at the gate of Assembly, demanding justice to displaced people of Sardar Sarovar Dam. They had hardly reached till Patrakar Bhawan road, when police stopped and arrested them. However, five Congress MLAs, including Jeetu Patwari, Sachin Yadav ditched the police and succeeded in reaching till CM house to do the protest.


SP Sidhartha Bahuguna spoke to “The Hitavada” and said that, as many as 34 Congress MLAs were held and taken to Gandhi Nagar Jail. It is learnt that later, all Congress MLAs were released.


Afterwards, Ajay Singh accused the Government of suppressing the Opposition’s voice through the police. He also said, CM is doing injustice to more than 2 lakh displaced people to provide benefit to Gujarat. He also said Government shied away from doing discussion on the issue of displaced people of Sardar Sarovar Dam. Now Congress will tell the reality.