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Congress leaders, worker hold protest, attack BJP over Unnao rape victim’s death

LUCKNOW: Hours before the Unnao girls death in New Delhi on Friday, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra pumped up the cadres and told them to stand up for all incidents related to the safety of women. On Saturday, Congress workers applied the lesson learnt.
The party was first to react to the incident with Priyanka Gandhi cancelling her scheduled meetings and detour to Unnao to meet the bereaved family. Even before Priyanka could reach her destination, Congress workers sat in front of Vidhan Sabha, raising anti-government slogans.
Led by senior leader Pradeep Mathur and spokesperson Rajeev Tyagi, the party worker demanded CM yogis resignation. They also braved lathicharge in police bid to disperse them.
But before the police could control the men, members of the All India Mahila Congress staged a protest outside the UP BJP office. Raising 'balatkariyon ki sarkar nahi chaengi nahi chalegi', slogans the workers gheraoed the BJP headquarters. They were detained and sent to the police lines.
Meanwhile, another group led by senior leaders PL Punia, Jitin Prasada and Deepak Singh held a protest at GPO. Carrying bangles in their hand, every Congressman asked the CM to wear the bangles or resign.
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