IN PHOTOS: Rajasthan Police lathi-charge, use water cannon to disperse protesting Congress workers in Jaipur

The Jaipur Police in Rajasthan on Wednesday used water cannons and resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the protesting Youth Congress workers, who were demanding the re-employment of people working under the Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Mitra scheme. Pics/PTI

Updated On: 2024-02-21 05:46 PM IST

Compiled by : Asif Ali Sayed

Police personnel lathi-charge Youth Congress workers to disperse them during a protest. Pics/PTI

The BJP government scrapped the Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Mitra scheme, a flagship programme of the previous Congress regime, weeks after coming to power in Rajasthan

Under the scheme, 'yuva mitras' were engaged to create awareness about the government services and were given stipends

After holding a meeting at Shaheed Smarak, the Youth Congress workers began a march to gherao Chief Minister Bhajanlal Sharma's residence

The protestors were stopped near the Police Commissionerate. When they did not pay heed to the warning, the police resorted to cane charging and used water cannons to disperse the crowd

Youth Congress national president BV Srinivas, who participated in the protest, said that 5,000 Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Mitra should be given employment again

Asserting the Centre has not fulfilled a single promise, Srinivas said the BJP had promised to deposit Rs 15 lakh into bank accounts of every citizen but it did not come

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