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Babbar demands release of Congress leader Ajay Singh Lallu

Press Trust of India 

today demanded immediate release of Congress legislature Party leader, Lallu from custody and threatened to launch a state-wide protest if the demand was not met within three days.

Congress Lallu and others were sitting on a dharna to protest on the banks of in Kushinagar and they were wrongly arrested on April 6, Babbar told newspersons here.

"Illegal had been opposed by the state's irrigation department and its officials had also written to the of Kushinagar requesting for putting an immediate check on it but it was going on unabated," Babbar claimed.

The Congress was protesting against along with the locals as it poses a threat to the population in 36 villages but Lallu and 19 of his supporters were arrested under government pressure, he alleged.

The UPCC alleged was going on in connivance with government functionaries and contractors were passing on the illegal income to those in power.

He threatened that if Singh was not released in three days the party will start a state wide protest from Kushinagar.

Babbar and other leaders and workers met Lallu in yesterday and staged a dharna to protest his arrest.

To a question on the charges against the BJP MLA Kuldip Singh Sengar, Babbar said a team of the women's wing of his party was visiting Unnao and the party will strive to ensure justice to the victim on the basis of its report.

"If required , we will also launch an agitation for the same," Babbar added.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 20:45 IST