Khandwa: Congress workers protest against water crisis, clash with police

Khandwa: Workers clashed with police in a Congress demonstration during a protest over the water crisis and other problems on Wednesday. The protest was led by ex-Union minister Arun Yadav and Youth Congress president Vikrant Bhuria.

Ex-MP PCC chief Yadav and Bhuria along with the Congress workers took out a rally from Gandhi Bhawan to the Municipal Corporation intersection and clashed with the police while raising the issue of water crisis in the city and the failure of the state and Central government.

The workers wanted to Congress burn the effigy of chief minister and enter the Municipal Corporation but the police thwarted their move. The Congressmen created a ruckus outside the gate on the issue of entering the council. When the police station incharge of two police stations started stopping them, the workers clashed with them. On this entire matter, CSP Lalit Gathre said that the corona guidelines have been flouted and in this case the people who are creating ruckus will be identified and a case will be registered against them.

There has been a water crisis in the city for a long time despite crores being spent on Narmada Jal Yojana. Frequent bursting of pipelines has worsened the water crisis in the city. Congress's is trying to raise the issue to provide relied to the locals.

After the demonstration, Congress submitted a memorandum to SDM Mamta Khede. A large number of Congress workers including Sunil Sakrgaye, Uttampal Singh, Indal Singh Panwar and others were present.

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