Congressmen held in UP for plan to protest Rajnath visit

Lucknow, Feb 22 (IANS) More than half-a-dozen Congress workers were arrested on Monday in Gorakhpur for planning to show black flags to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, police said.

The minister would be arriving in the city to take part in the convocation ceremony of the Deendayal Upadhyaya University.

Police rounded up the Youth Congress workers after local intelligence inputs suggested that some people would try and disrupt the convocation.

The student leaders were arrested when they were trying to enter the university campus.

Black flags were confiscated from their pockets.

Security has further been beefed up in and around the university campus for the high-profile visit.

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