Keen to register its opposition to BJP national President Amit Shah holding party meeting at the Raipur airport, the Congress leaders led by Vikas Upadhyay organized a unique protest.
The Congress workers took along ‘yellow rice'(considered a ritual for invitation) and keys to the meeting hall of Raipur Congress Bhawan to meet Amit Shah.
They said that since the BJP does not have a suitable place to hold its own meeting, they are now offering their own party headquarters for the purpose so that at least the meeting does not take place at the airport.
But heavy security deployment in view of Amit Shah’s visit to Raipur prevented the Congress people from going ahead of the Fundahar and were arrested then and there.
Prior to the arrest, Vikas Upadhyay told the media persons that they have even made arrangements for the BJP meeting at the Congress Bhawan where they would also be provided with snacks and tea.
It need be mentioned that both Congress and Jogi Congress have been opposing the party meeting at the Raipur airport and have been terming it to be in violation of the airport authority rules.
But the ruling party BJP insists that there is no meeting as such at the airport.>