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Jammu Cong holds anti-BJP protest

Press Trust of India 

The today held a protest demonstration in the city alleging that president Amit Shah's son Jay Shah has accumulated "huge wealth" thanks to "undue favour" granted by the at the Centre.

They raised slogans against the and demanded Amit Shah step down immediately.

They also protested against separatist Asiya Andrabi being shown as a 'role model' in the campaign for "Beti-Bachao Beti Padhao" in Kashmir.

Led by J&K vice president Raman Bhalla, a large number of party leaders and workers took out a march from headquarters at the Shahidi Chowk, carrying placards and raising slogans against the state and centre over their "failures" on various fronts.

As the protesters reached the Raghunath Mandir Chowk, police laid barricades and prevented them from proceeding towards the City Chowk.

The Congress leaders held a dharna at the site and also burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Modi.

Bhalla said allegations against Jay Shah are based on facts and need to be investigated by an independent agency.

Congress leader Ravinder Sharma in his address said that people want to know the truth about these allegations and demanded the prime minister immediately seek the resignation of as president.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, October 13 2017. 23:02 IST