Congress to protest against illegal sand mining

The Congress will stage a protest at Rajasthan assembly on Thursday morning against illegal sand mining and its black marketing. RPCC chief Sachin Pilot, accompanied by AICC secretary Vivek Bansal, will lead the protest. 
The party leaders for over a week have been protesting against the government for allowing illegal sand mining which shot drastically after a ban was imposed by the Supreme Court. This has caused depression in real estate and lakh of workers were unemployed while black marketing of sand is on without any check, alleged leaders. As a protest the workers also fried pakoda. “The government should take action against the officials involved in mushrooming illegal sand mining and its black marketing. Also, the government taking environment clearance should present its take effectively in the court. Sadly, it has not happened and the workers are forced to sleep with an empty stomach,” said Archana Sharma, RPCC vice president. 
Sharma alleged that in the state budget announced on Monday the government allowed sand mining in small areas while for the past three months the workers  have been unemployment.
“This was a leniency on part of the government machinery and hence a protest has been decided in front of assembly on February 15. RPCC chief Pilot and senior leaders will address the protesters too,” added Sharma. The protest will be staged at 2.30pm. 
1ST MEETING OF COORDINATION COMMITTEE
The first meeting of Congress Coordination committee constituted for the upcoming elections will be held on Wednesday. On this occasion, the party leaders will also felicitate two MPs - Raghu Sharma and Karan Singh Yadav and MLA Vivek Dhakar.The party president, Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday formed committee aiming at ensuring party victory. The first meeting will be convened by Avinash Pandey who is AICC GS and Rajasthan in-charge. 
Article Type:  Report Sections:  Jaipur India Authors:  dna Correspondent Agencies:  DNA Cities:  Jaipur Tags:  Congress Rajasthan Assembly protest RPCC chief Sachin Pilot AICC Secretary Vivek Bansal Supreme Court Archana Sharma machinery State Budget Congress Coordination Committee Avinash Pandey Raghu Sharma Karan Singh Yadav Vivek Dhakar Wed, 14 Feb 2018-05:50am Date updated:  Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 5:50am Article Images: 

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