New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday demanded that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath withdraws “false” and “politically motivated” instances towards the social gathering’s state unit president Ajay Kumar Lallu and launch him from jail.
Uttar Pradesh Congress chief was arrested twice on May 20 — first in Agra for sitting on a “dharna” to protest towards UP authorities not granting permission to permit buses organized for migrants by the Congress enter the state.
He was granted bail by an Agra court docket and launched, earlier than being rearrested by a crew of Lucknow police in a second case filed in reference to the Congress’ standoff with the state authorities.
Party chief Rajeev Shukla mentioned Ajay Kumar Lallu was charged for serving to migrant staff and labourers coming returning to the state and placing him in jail was “high-handedness” on the a part of the Adityanath authorities.
Congress Legislative Party chief within the UP Assembly Aradhna Misra mentioned such “misconduct” by the state authorities with a two-time MLA is undemocratic and uncalled for.
“We urge Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to immediately release our UPCC president Ajay Kumar Lallu, who was only helping migrants,” Mr Shukla mentioned.
Ms Misra mentioned it was unlucky that Ajay Kumar Lallu has been put in jail and quarantined, and the UP authorities have set new guidelines to take his telephone away on the pretext that cellphones might help in spreading of the novel coronavirus.
“The quarantine centres in Uttar Pradesh have become torture cells and this is the reason why UP is not allowing mobile phones inside them, as it does not want the truth and their shortcomings out,” she mentioned.
“The Uttar Pradesh government has fallen so low that they have lodged Lallu in a cell with criminals and is being tortured. He has been slapped with such charges that are punishable up to life imprisonment and all this for helping migrants,” she mentioned.
She added that Ajay Kumar Lallu will not be being allowed to satisfy his lawyer or his relations and this was a violation of his basic rights.
UP Congress leaders Ajay Rai and Pankaj Malik mentioned “false cases” had been being registered towards Congress leaders within the state in order that they’re unable to supply the assistance to migrants. They claimed that 5 such FIRs have already been registered.
Ms Misra mentioned a celebration just like the Congress which has fought the Freedom Struggle is not going to be cowed down by “false cases” and can combat it out legally.
She additionally alleged that the alacrity with which the UP police discovered and arrested Ajay Kumar Lallu, they don’t do the identical to nab criminals who’re roaming round freely within the state.