Uttarakhand Congress staged a protest march in Dehradun on Thursday demanding police action against a senior BJP leader who was accused of sexually exploiting a woman.

Uttarakhand BJP general secretary Sanjay Kumar has been accused of harassing a woman party worker, and the issue is getting murkier with each passing day.

The BJP claims to have launched an internal inquiry into the allegation.

On Thursday, Congress workers led by state chief Pritam Singh, took out a protest march from the party headquarters to Clock Tower. Carrying placards bearing message to stop exploitation of women, the Congress workers also burnt an effigy in protest against the BJP government for taking no legal action against the leader. Such protests were hosted in most of the district headquarters in Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand Congress chief Pritam Singh said, “The state government is making efforts to cover up the incident. We demand action against the culprit leader.” The Congress workers will be launching an agitation in the coming days.