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'Jail bharo agitation by Cong till CBI probe in Joshi's case'

delhi Updated: Jul 18, 2009 23:04 IST

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Congress on Friday said it will launch a 'jail bharo' agitation to press for its demand for CBI enquiry into the attack at UPCC chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi's house in Lucknow.

"As long as our demand for CBI enquiry into the attack is not fulfilled, our agitation will continue. We will launch a jail bharo agitation and will continue to struggle till the demand is accepted," AICC in-charge for Uttar Pradesh Digvijay Singh told reporters in New Delhi.

Singh also expressed happiness over the release of Joshi from Moradabad jail today saying, "we are very happy to know it."

Joshi secured an interim bail in a case of derogatory remarks made against UP chief minister Mayawati and said that she regretted her controversial statement but added the chief minister had no right to continue in office.

She was booked under section 153 A (delivering inflammatory speeches) and section 109 of IPC (using abusive language) besides provisions of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Singh alleged the attack on Joshi's house took place under police patronage and criticised the UP Chief Minister and her close aide Satish Chandra Mishra for trying to shift the blame on Congressmen for the attack at Joshi's house.

"Chief Minister Mayawatiji and Satish Chandra Mishra ji were trying to mislead...They had tried to shift the blame on Congress saying Congressmen had burnt Joshi's house. This thing has now been exposed," he said.