Congressmen stage sit-in over hurdles in rail coach factory

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Kanpur, Oct 14 (UNI) Protesting the Uttar Pradesh government's decision of cancellation of land for the proposed railway coach factory in Rai Bareli, the Congress workers staged a sit-in at Medical college crossing here today.

The mob led by state Congress general secretary Shailendra Dixit strongly criticised the state government for disallowing the said rail coach factory in Rai Bareli, the parliamentary constituency of party President Sonia Gandhi.

The Congressmen charged the Mayawati led-BSP government with being against the development of the state, sources said.

During the protest, the partymen also noted that a huge land was lying available in Kanpur closed mills which could be utilised for this purpose.

The Rs 2,200 crore proposed rail coach factory in the Congress' chief's constituency was in doldrums since October 12, when the state government cancelled the acquisition of the land as sought by the Railway ministry.

Yesterday, the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabd High Court had passed status quo orders for the land.

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