Bandh excesses: UPCC prez writes to Mulayam, Akhilesh

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Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Apr 1: Taking exception to workers of trade organisations barging into the party office during their agitation, Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Saturday, Mar 31, said that she would write a letter to SP leaders seeking action against the partymen involved in the incident.

The president of Samajwadi Party's traders cell as well as their local MLA accompanied the traders supporting the agitation called against the imposition of excise duty on non-branded jewellery and barged into the UPCC office and misbehaved with Congressmen yesterday, Joshi told newspersons.

The UPCC president said that she would write a letter to Samajwadi president Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav along with photographs and evidence seeking action against them.

Terming the action of the protesters as a criminal act, she said that they used derogatory language, broke locks and burnt effigies.

Joshi claimed that it was some anti-social elements who had targeted the Congress office, and traders had no role in it.

Local traders had yesterday kept their shops closed and taken out processions to mark their protest against the Centre's decision on the imposition of excise duty on non-branded jewellery. Members of trader organisations had also staged a demonstration at the Congress Committee office here.


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