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Kanth row: State BJP to lodge FIR against Moradabad SSP

BJP state president Laxmikant Bajpai holds a meeting at party’s headquarters in Lucknow on wednesday.Source: Vishal Srivastav BJP state president Laxmikant Bajpai holds a meeting at party’s headquarters in Lucknow on wednesday. (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)
By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Posted: July 17, 2014 4:07 am | Updated: July 17, 2014 9:21 am

The state BJP Wednesday announced to lodge an FIR at the Kaanth police station against Moradabad SSP Dharamvir Singh on July 26.

Party’s MPs, MLAs and other office-bearers from western UP will seek registration of a case against the SSP for allegedly assaulting BJP workers during a recent agitation following the removal of a loudspeaker by police from a temple in Dalit -dominated Akbarpur Chanderi village.

After a meeting of BJP’s state office-bearers in Lucknow on Wednesday, held for the first time after the Lok Sabha elections, BJP state president Laxmikant Bajpai said they will meet the Chief Minister to lodge their protest against the alleged harassment of BJP workers. They will also meet the Governor over the issue.

Starting August, the party will launch a membership drive targeting Dalit and backward castes.

The party has called a meeting of its MLAs at the state headquarters on Thursday. While Bajpai refused to divulge the agenda of the meeting, sources said state general secretary (organisation) Sunil Bansal has called the meeting to select party’s leader in UP Assembly.

Former leader in the Assembly Hukum Singh has been elected to the Lok Sabha.

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