Union Ministers, MPs Gheroed by Public in UP Over Jan Lokpal Bill

Faisal Fareed
Daijiworld Media Network - Lucknow

Lucknow, Aug 21: Parliamentarians and union ministers from Uttar Pradesh faced the ire of protestors supporting the Anna Hazare's anti graft stir on Sunday.

Union minister Salman Khursheed faced the ire in Farrukhabad some 250 kms from Lucknow when Anna's supporters gheroed him. There were reports that some of the protestors were roughed up by Salman's security men also. Salman was in Farrukhabad to attend some functions and Roza Iftar parties. The protestors followed him everywhere. They also torched the effigy of Law Minister. It is reported that Salman left the functions in a huff and air dashed to Delhi.

Similarly union Coal Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal was also surrounded by protestors when they asked to explain their situation over Jan Lokpal Bill. Protestors also staged dharna outside his residence in Kanpur. Union Parliamentary minister Rajeev Shukla's house was also the target with protestors staging dharna outside his house in Kanpur.

At Lucknow protests were held outside BJP MP Lalji Tandon's residence, MP PL Punia's residence, SP MP Reoti Raman Singh's residence in Allahabad, SP MP Ramsewak Singh Patel in Banda, BJP MP Rajendra Agrawal's residence in Meerut. The RLD MP from Hathras Sarika Singh Baghel also had some tough moments when demostrated gheroed her residence in Hathras but she reportedly was relieved after she supported the Janlok Pal Bill.


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  • Spd Roy, Bihar

    Mon, Aug 22 2011

    Govt. has kneel down.

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  • Aam Aadmi, Kolkata

    Mon, Aug 22 2011

    Citizens have a right to protest peacefully and question their elected representatives and expect answers. This does not amount to targeting their houses.

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  • naveen kumar prathipati, Rajahmundry

    Mon, Aug 22 2011

    It is truly unacceptable that the supporters target the houses of the political leaders. Ironically speaking the whole fault of the system lies with the people who sold their votes and unquestionably they can't pressurize the politicians by resorting to terror. Instead it will be fruitful if many more people take up fasts across the nation in support of Hazare and his cause.

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