My life is in danger : Rita Bahuguna Joshi

Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Tuesday threatened statewide protests in August if investigation into the arson attack on her house was not handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

“We do not have any trust in the state government. If the case of fire and arson is not referred to the CBI by July 31, we will launch a statewide agitation from August 1,” Joshi told mediapersons .

Utter Pradesh Congress Committee chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi, whose house was set on fire following her remarks against Chief Minister Mayawati, on Monday said there was a grave threat to her life.

“I have grave threat to my security and she (Mayawati) can plan attacks on me. My life is in danger now but I am not scared. I have lived a lot but I will continue to fight for the poor, the oppressed and for women’s rights,” Rita told reporters here.

Rita was arrested and charged under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. She was granted interim bail by a Moradabad court on Saturday. Thereafter, she went to Delhi and returned to Lucknow on Monday.

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