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UP Congress chief arrested over movement of buses for migrant workers

UP Congress chief arrested over movement of buses for migrant workers

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 20 May 2020, 07:51 am

Lucknow/IBNS: Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu has been arrested in connection with the protests by his party members over the inter-state movement of buses meant for migrant workers, media reports said.

The buses were provided by the Congress for carrying migrant workers to their homes.

Lallu was arrested after the Congress party asserted that it will continue to protest at the state borders till 4 pm until the movement of the buses with the state government's nod.

However, police said the buses do not have permit which is required for inter-state movement during lockdown which is in place to stem the spread of Covid-19.

Congress-BJP fight over buses

A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Uttar Pradesh permitted the list of buses provided by Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to help the Covid-affected people, the saffron party accused the leader of the grand old party of including autos and mini cars in the list.

BJP leader Kapil Mishra took a screenshot of the list of the buses and claimed on Twitter, "The numbers of auto rickshaw and mini cars were found in the list of buses sent by Priyanka Gandhi to the Yogi government. Why such a frivolous drama in the name of poor workers?"

India Blooms has, however, not verified the list in Mishra's tweet which was later deleted.

Meanwhile, a First Information Report (FIR) has been filed against Priyanka's personal secretary Sandeep Singh and Lallu in Hazratganj Police Station of Lucknow for "fraud".

Image Credit: Screenshot grab from video