NAC's Lucknow-National Convention postponed

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NAC's Lucknow-National Convention postponed
NAC's Lucknow-National Convention postponed

New Delhi : The Uttar Pradesh Police have denied permission to National Agitation Committee's (NAC) Lucknow-National Convention. According to reports, authorities have denied the permission citing the Covid scare and a large number of senior citizens who will be gathered at the convention. 

Talking about the latest development, Commander Ashok Raut, president of NAC revealed that the National Convention has been postponed with utmost unhappiness. He also made it clear that the convention will be conducted at Lucknow at another suitable time, and an official confirmation regarding the new date will be made soon. 

"We have made all the necessary arrangements to conduct the National Convention. Old pensioners were fully prepared to participate and attend the national convention in maximum number from all the states and all the districts/divisions of Uttar Pradesh. We had also arranged for accommodation, and have worked extremely hard to make this national convention a huge success. However, authorities denied the permission to conduct the event, and now there is a wave of brewing anger among pensioners against the government and police administration," added Commander Ashok Raut.

The decision from the UP police administration comes at a time when political gatherings and other rallies are being given permission to organize. Raut strongly condemned the move of authorities and claimed that this act shows government's 'unapologetic ignorance' towards senior citizens and pensioners.   

He continued, "Due to the cancellation of many trains, and the implementation of section 144, pensioners are totally disappointed and frustrated. At this juncture, I would like to ask all my brothers and sisters who worked hard for the success of this national convention." 

Raut also requested pensioners to cancel the train tickets which they have booked to Lucknow. He also expressed his regrets for the inconvenience caused to all pensioners.