UP woman booked for performing mock marriage with CM

UP woman booked for performing mock marriage with CM

A  woman anganwadi  worker, who had performed a "mock marriage" with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath a few days  ago was booked for treason along with other offences and sent to jail.

Neetu Singh, president of the anganwadi workers' association in Sitapur district in the state had "married'' the chief minister's picture on Tuesday before a large number of workers to put pressure on the government to concede her demand for hike in wages.

Neetu had garlanded the picture of Adityanath in a  mock wedding.    

Police in Sitapur said that Neetu and her four colleagues had been booked for treason and arrested. They were produced before a local court on Saturday, which remanded them to judicial custody for 14 days.

The police said Neetu and scores of other anganwadi workers had tried to hold a demonstration during Adityanath's visit to Sitapur on Friday.

"They had tried to stop the cavalcade of the chief minister," a senior police officer said in Sitapur.

Neetu said that she only wanted to draw the attention of the chief minister toward her demands.

"The government is not listening to us. We thought that the chief minister might pay attention to our demands after my symbolic marriage with him," Neetu said.  

Thousands of anganwadi workers had recently held a demonstration in the state capital demanding hike in their wages.  

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