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- Created on Friday, 31 August 2012 01:04
Patna: Congress leaders in Patna on Thursday sat on a dharna after they were denied entry into the Raj Bhawan where they had gone to submit a memo to Governor Debananda Konwar seeking his intervention in the alleged irregularities in the implementation of MNREGA in Bihar.
Led by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister and All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary Pawan Bansal, the Congress delegate consisting of party state president Mehboob Ali Kaiser, senior party leader Vijay Shankar Mishra, and Bihar Youth Congress president Lallan Kumar, shouting anti-Nitish slogans, began their march from the R-Block Crossing but were stopped by the security guards at the entrance of the Raj Bhawan.
In spite of their insistence that they had prior permission to meet with the Governor at 4:00 pm, they were turned down by the guards. This angered the Congress leaders who blasted the Governor for treating them with disdain and giving them the usual heave-ho despite the presence of a senior leader like Pawan Bansal.
Demanding an apology and the recall of the Governor, Congress leaders sat on a dharna that was also joined by the members of the National Students' Union of India (NSUI).
Meanwhile, Konwar said that he was not aware of a meeting scheduled with the Congress leaders and had not given appointment to anyone at 4:00 pm.