Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh): Congress Vice President Noori Khan staged a protest for the purification of Shipra river in Ujjain on Thursday.
According to reports, Noori Khan landed herself in four feet of water of the Shipra river to perform water satyagraha. She protested for about two and half hours in the water.
She claimed that the responsible had led a scam of about Rs 650 crores in the name of purification of the river. She demanded a reply from them. The water of the river was for everyone, she said.
On getting the information about it, the police also reached the spot and they asked Noori to come out from the water but she did not do so.
Noori went into the deep water and she started drowning. The party worker present there rescued her and admitted her to the district hospital. According to reports, the health condition of Noori was stable.
SDM Jagdish Mehar said that the officials of Irrigation Department had given the information regarding the purification of Kshipra river but she was not satisfied. Mehar also responded to the question of absence of ambulance at the spot. He said that she was taken to the hospital with the full protocol. The hospital was nearby so there was no need for an ambulance. All the demands of her would be conveyed to the higher officials and the government, Mehar added.