Protest held for merger of 17 UP districts into Delhi

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Uttar Pradesh
Ghaziabad, Sep 15: An organisation today staged a protest here demanding merger of 17 districts of western Uttar Pradesh into Delhi.

Several workers of Pathik Sena led by national President Mukhiya Gurjar staged a protest at the district collectorate alleging that no developmental work is being undertaken in the districts of western UP. "Western UP districts are being neglected by the state government and no development work is being undertaken here. Several districts in eastern UP are witnessing development at our cost," Gurjar said while addressing a huge crowd of protesting workers and villagers.

The state government must accede to our demand for bifurcation, he added. District Magistrate Vimal Kumar Sharma said Pathik Sena's memorandum has been forwarded to the state government as per the official procedure. Heavy police force was deployed in apprehension of any law and order problem at the protest venue which saw participation of many villagers from western UP.

PTI 

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