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Congress party activists court arrest in Gwalior

Gwalior, Wed, 09 Sep 2009 ANI

Gwalior, Sep 9 (ANI): Hundreds of activists of Congress party courted arrest in Gwalior protesting against State government for power cuts, increasing crime, inadequate water supply and other local issues.


The activists, joined by several drought-hit farmers, raised slogans as women agitators protested by showing bangles to the authorities.


The protesters also scuffled with police as the ground virtually turned into a garrison.


"If fighting for undeclared power cuts, cause of poor labourers, demanding adequate water supply, road construction, etc, is a crime, then we are ready to commit such crimes more often and we are ready to go to the jail. Let the authorities come and take us away," said Pradyuman Singh local leader.


"We are preparing the list of those arrested. Our team of 10 officials are preparing the list in the jail and only after that we can give the exact figure.But we have arrested many people and sent them by 15 buses," said Bhagwat Singh Chauhan, Additional Superintendent of Police, Gwalior.


Congress party is the main opposition in the state, ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). (ANI)


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