Cong workers lathicharged in MP

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Indore, Nov 29 (UNI) Police lathicharged and directed a water cannon at Congress workers blocking the Indore-Ahmedabad National Highway at this district's Ghatabillaud area who were accusing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of adopting anti-people policies.

About 150 workers were arrested and later freed on bail. An additional police force was stationed.

''Mild force was exercised after stone-pelting during the blockade,'' said Additional Superintendent of Police Manish Kapuria while former Congress MLA Satyanarayan Patel alleged police excesses on a peaceful agitation and added that even women were not spared.

He demanded action against the officials responsible.

Earlier, former Congress state President Radhakishan Malviya alleged at a meeting that corruption spiralled during BJP tenure.

''There is a crisis over power, water and fertiliser. The law and order situation is constantly deteriorating,'' he added.


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