Rs.10 lakh bounty on Mallya in Allahabad

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Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) Congress workers in Allahabad have announced a Rs.10 lakh bounty on liquor baron and Rajya Sabha member Vijay Mallya after allegations surfaced about his leaving the country despite huge debts last week.

Carrying placards, posters and banners, the Allahabad district unit workers of the Congress on Monday strutted around Subhash roundabout and other places in the Sangam city, portraying the UB Group chairman as a bandit with an award on his head.

On Tuesday, the Congress workers plastered the Civil Lines with similar posters and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of helping Mallya to flee the country.

Raising anti-government slogans, the party workers said they would rake up the matter in other places too to expose the double-speak of the prime minister on black money, an issue on which he stormed to power in the 2014 Lok Sahba polls.

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Sources in the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee said they would be taking up the issue further among the people and try to put the Modi government on the backfoot.

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