Congress workers protest, raise anti-Yogi slogans in Allahabad over removal of Nehru’s statue

Allahabad, Sep 14 : Raising slogans against Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, furious Congress workers took to the streets in Allahabad to protest against the removal of the statue of Jawaharlal Nehru from Balson crossing,about 200 metres from his ancestral house of Anand Bhawan.

The statue of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was removed from Balson crossing in Allahabad for beautification work of the city.

The Congress has denounced the controversial and insensitive move saying that it is an attempt to do away with Nehru’s ideology. They termed it as an insult to India’s first Prime Minister and accused the Yogi government of indulging in  conspiracy to re-write history and insult great leaders.

In a tweet, UPCC president Raj Babbar described the move as “unjust” which should be “condemned”.

“Satta ke nashe mein choor hai BJP. Mahapurshon ke apman aur itihaas badalne ki saazish ka hum datkar muqabla karenge” (BJP is drunk with power. We will strongly oppose the conspiracy to re-write history and insult great leaders),” said Babbar.

They said  that the statue of Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay, which is on the same road, remains untouched. The angry protestors said that they will take up the matter with higher authorities.

The decision to remove the statue and install it in a nearby park was taken by the Allahabad Development Authority and it was shifted to a park  on Thursday evening.The Samajwadi Party and Congress protested the removal of the statue. The protesters blocked the crane and raised slogans against chief minister Yogi Adityanath.


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