From different parts of Chhattisgarh, many families of policemen from the lower ranks from different parts of the state have staged several protests in the last five years over their demands including higher salaries, weekly offs, government quarters for all jawans, and response allowance.
A policeman has floated a political party in Chhattisgarh to contest in the state Assembly polls slated later this year in which he plans to field its candidates in all 90 constituencies. The constable, identified as Ujjawal Diwan, is posted in the Dhamtari district and has led many protests of cops’ families to press for their various demands. Diwan said that his party would comprise suspended, expelled, and retired policemen while adding that several other cops would be a part of it after quitting their jobs.
Struggling to register as a new political party, Diwan and his associates decided to take over the ‘Azad Janata Party’, an already registered outfit. Diwan, who is the state president of AJP, said he has been fighting for the welfare of policemen and their families since 2018.