Jharkhand MLAs in Chhattisgarh: BJP youth wing members detained for protest outside Raipur resort

  • | Friday | 2nd September, 2022

Raipur, Sep 2 (PTI) More than 40 functionaries of the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party were briefly detained on Friday when they staged a protest in front a resort on the outskirts of Chhattisgarh"s capital Raipur where ruling MLAs from Jharkhand are staying. The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) protestors reached the entrance of Mayfair Golf resort in Nava Raipur at around 3 pm before being stopped by police. The BJYM workers were carrying posters in their hands which read "Ankita hum sharminda hai, tere qatil zinda hai" (Ankita, we are ashamed that your killers are still alive) referring to a class 12th girl who succumbed to her injuries after she was set on fire by a man in Jharkhand"s Dumka district last month. "There is anarchy in Jharkhand and the law and order situation has collapsed. Girls are not safe anymore. However, the legislators of the ruling UPA coalition are picnicking in Raipur. Chhattisgarh"s Congress government that had promised to implement prohibition in the state is serving liquor to Jharkhand MLAs," BJYM state unit president Amit Sahu alleged. An official said 41 BJYM workers were detained and taken in a bus to Rakhi police station from where they were released unconditionally. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Congress-Rashtriya Janata Dal coalition in neighbouring Jharkhand on August 30 flew its 32 MLAs to Raipur in a bid to thwart the BJP"s possible attempt to poach them amid an ongoing political crises in the state. On Wednesday, four MLAs who are also ministers flew back to Ranchi to attend Thursday"s cabinet meeting while another MLA from Ranchi arrived here to join his colleagues in the resort. Following a petition by the BJP seeking Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren"s disqualification from the Assembly in an office of profit case, the Election Commission sent its decision to state Governor Ramesh Bais on August 25. Though the EC"s decision has not been made public as yet, there is speculation that the poll panel had recommended the chief minister"s disqualification as an MLA. PTI TKP BNM BNM

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