Uttar Pradesh unit of the Congress today announced to launch an agitation at district level on June 24 against BSP government's decision to hold partyless urban local bodies elections in the state.
"The party would observe black day, stage dharna and demonstrations at district and city level and burn copies of the notification issued by the state government on June 24," UPCC president Reeta Bahuguna Joshi said here.
Addressing a meeting of panchayati raj organisation, she said that after this "chetavani diwas" (warning day) would be division level.
If the government does not withdraw the notification, which is against the democratic institutions, the party would stage a massive demonstration at the state level, she said.
She said that the party was of the opinion that even panchayat elections should be held on partylines.
The party will strongly contest forthcoming three-tier panchayat elections and would strengthen its base further in rural areas, the UPCC president said.
The state cabinet had recently given its nod to the UP Municipalities (election of members, corporators, chairmen and mayors) rules 2010 with prohibits urban local body polls on party lines.