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Sonia calms tempers of Mahila Cong activists

Written by: Staff

Mohanlalganj, Lucknow, Mar 28 (UNI) AICC president Sonia Gandhi calmed the tempers of Mahila Congress activists who were injured in a clash earlier today with the police during a dharna.

The activists had staged a dharna after they failed to meet Ms Gandhi who was en route to Rae Bareli by road.

They alleged that police personnel, in a bid to avoid a surge of people rushing towards the Congress chief's motorcade, stopped several of them from meeting her.

Mahila Congress Presient Rita Bahuguna Joshi told UNI here the trouble stated when some miscreants hurled stones at the activists sitting on the dharna. ''Later police too hurled stones at the women...in the process while one of the activists was grievously injured, others escaped with injuries,'' she claimed.

On her way to Lucknow after wrapping her tour, Ms Gandhi stopped and met the injured. ''She met each of the 150 women injured,'' Ms Joshi added.

The greviously injured woman was admited to King George Medical University Hospital here.

''We are planning to lodge an FIR under section 307 of the IPC against the sub-inspector and Station Officer of the area,'' Ms Joshi.


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