TMC, BJP activists clash in Varanasi
Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) clashed here on Thursday, even as the BJP upped its protests against the Election Commission's endorsement of a returning officer's order not to allow BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to address a rally in the congested Bemiyan area of the city, citing security concerns.
The clashes between workers of the two parties reportedly broke out after TMC candidate for Varanasi Indira Tiwari was allegedly heckled by BJP workers.
BJP leader Amit Shah, however, maintained that the Varanasi administration is working on directions of the Samajwadi Party-led Uttar Pradesh Government.
"50,000 of our workers protesting here in Varanasi peacefully," Shah said, adding that there was no reason for any kind of disturbance to take place.
Another BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that when rallies can be allowed in violence-prone states like Kashmir or in Maoist hotbeds,, why were they not being allowed to take place in Varanasi.
"In Kashmir, rallies are being allowed. In Maoist areas, rallies are being allowed,but not here?(Varanasi)," Jaitley said.
(Posted on 08-05-2014)
Information on States of India:
Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal
INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:
Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |
KERALA TRAVEL MAPS:
TRAVEL MAPS OF INDIA:
INDIA CITY MAPS: