New Delhi: Congress today said the Centre
should keep an "eagle`s eye" on recent incidents of violence
in Ludhiana, terming them unfortunate and painful.
The issue of violence over a congregation of a religious
sect there also found echo in the Lok Sabha with members of
Congress and Akali Dal clashing and forcing adjournment of the
House for a brief period.
"There is a need for the Centre to keep an eagle`s eye on
the developments in Punjab given the past history of
terrorism. Since 2007 when SAD-BJP government came to power,
such incidents have repeatedly happened, which have affected
the social cohesion," party spokesperson Manish Tewari told
reporters at the AICC briefing here.
Tewari said the Centre has already sent paramilitary
forces as requested by the state to control the situation.
"Incidents that took place in Ludhiana in last three days
were unfortunate and painful," he said adding that there
are information that elements, which had earlier broken the
peace of the state are now fanning such things.