Cases filed in UP to harass leaders, alleges Congress

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Taking on the Uttar Pradesh government for filing scores of cases against its leaders, the Congress on Sunday alleged that it is being done to harass its leaders in various districts of the state.

The Congress said that cases have been filed against its state Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu and even an aide of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Sandeep Singh.

Rejecting the charge of confrontational politics, Congress leader Rajeev Shukla, while addressing a press conference here, said, “There is no confrontation with the state government and our only intent was to help the migrants and the Congress is not doing any politics”.

The Congress slammed the UP government for registering cases against lts leaders and said that even on Sunday, cases have been filed against its leaders in Prayagraj.

Congress legislature party leader Aradhana Misra slammed Mayawati for blaming the party for the migrant crisis. Misra said, “Congress is out of power from the state since 1989, and all the state PSU and industries have been sold by Mayawati during her four terms as chief minister”.

Congress leaders in the press conference said they are not afraid of cases, “but these cases are being registered for helping the poor”.

Pankaj Malik, against whom a case has been registered for bringing buses to Noida, said, “We are not afraid of any case, we will fight it out.”

The Congress asserted that it did not give wrong numbers of buses and will prove it in the court and alleged that state president Ajay Kumar Lallu is mentally harassed in jail.



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