A day after the Rajasthan police detained BJP leader Kirodi Lal Meena, party workers held another protest in Jaipur today. The protests, which have been on for two days, are led by widows of soldiers killed in the Pulwama terror attack demanding jobs for families, and other issues.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot accused Mr Meena of using the widows for political gains. Mr Meena, in turn, has accused the police of “trying to kill him”.
The protests turned violent today as the protesters were marching towards Mr Gehlot’s residence.
#WATCH | Huge protest rally held by BJP workers in Rajasthan’s Jaipur over the matter of protest by widows of the jawans who lost their lives in the 2019 Pulwama terror attack. pic.twitter.com/myYrYM4jA7
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While the protesters threw stones and broke police barricades, cops resorted to lathicharge.