Around 50 MPs from the state have gone on a dharna at GPO park in Hazratganj to protest against power crisis, poor law and order situation and other public issues, BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said. BJP had won 71 of 80 seats during Lok Sabha elections held earlier this year. He said that similar dharnas were being held at the district level by local units.
Pathak said that the decision to stage state-wide dharna was taken during the state executive meeting held in Vrindavan last month. He said that the MPs would submit a memorandum to Governor Ram Naik later in the day.
The spokesman alleged that the law and order situation could be gauged from the incidents of crime against women and girls. "The state government is not paying any attention on the issues related to the people. There is acute power crisis in the state, but the government has not done anything to address it," he alleged. The dharna is not being held in 11 districts where bye-elections for Vidhan Sabha and Lok Sabha are being held.