Congress to hold rally in ‘terror-tainted’ Azamgarh

December 17th, 2008 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Dec 17 (IANS) The Congress party plans to hold a rally this week in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh district, where a number of residents have been arrested for terrorist attacks and the Muslim community is complaining of victimisation.”Digvijay Singh, along with our state president Reeta Bahuguna Joshi and other leaders, will hold the rally in Azamgarh town on Dec 20,” state congress spokesperson A.P. Singh told IANS Wednesday.

Digvijay Singh is Uttar Pradesh Congress in-charge and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister.

This will be the second rally by any political party after two youths of Sanjarpur village, Sajid and Atif, were killed in a police shootout in new Delhi in September after their suspected involvement in the Sep 13 blasts in the national capital.

Over a dozen youths Azamgarh were also picked up by the police for their alleged involvement in serial blasts earlier this year in Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Bangalore.

On Oct 24, Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and general secretary Amar Singh held a public rally in Daudpur village of Azamgarh, 270 km from here. The venue is close to Sanjarpur.

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