BJP workers today clashed with police while attempting to ‘gherao’ the Uttar Pradesh Assembly building to protest against the Jawahar Bagh incident in Mathura.

The BJP workers took out a march from party office and attempted to ‘gherao’ the building and were stopped by police following which the clash broke out.

“Demonstrations were held at district headquarters across the state demanding resignation of PWD Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav and a CBI inquiry into the Mathura violence,” BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said.

He said a party delegation would submit a memorandum to the Governor Ram Naik later in the day.

24 people, including two police officers, were killed during clashes between encroachers and police at Jawahar Bagh in Mathura last week.