VARANASI: Minutes after the renaming ceremony of Mughalsarai Junction as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction, scores of and Congress workers came on the roads of township and staged massive demonstration against the renaming on late Sunday afternoon.

A group of SP workers had gathered at their local unit office near Shastri Park on station road of the township since morning to celebrate the birth anniversary of socialist . The groups, which were demanding the renaming of place after former PM late Lal Bahadur Shastri, including of Congress workers had also gathered at other places.

In view of the gathering and sloganeering targeting BJP, SP Chandauli Santosh Kumar Singh had ensured deployment of heavy police force and PAC to avoid clash and also foil their bid to march towards the function venue. After the function ended at Backley ground and the chopper of CM Yogi Adityanath, BJP president Amit Shah and railway minister Piyush Goyal left the place the protester came on road.

Their high drama continued till late evening. In view of the prevailing circumstances more police force was deployed near the SP office.

It was followed by another protest at Mughalsarai police station where the cops caught five black ribboned SP protesters from railway tracks after fleet‘s departure. Police again swung into action to disperse the gathering, said SP Chandauli Santosh Kumar Singh.
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