Black flags, protest welcome Arvind Kejriwal in Punjab

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is on a five-day visit to Punjab, faced protest, black flags and 'Go Back Kejriwal' posters allegedly by SAD-BJP workers on Friday.

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2016, 14:50 PM IST
Black flags, protest welcome Arvind Kejriwal in Punjab

Chandigarh: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi convenor Arvind Kejriwal, who is on a five-day visit to Punjab, faced protest, black flags and 'Go Back Kejriwal' posters on Friday.

Hundreds of Shrimoni Akali Dal (SAD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers staged protest at Teja Ruhela, Paakan and Mhatam Naar village in Fazilka. As per reports, the protest was held against the Delhi CM for allgedly backing JNU students, accused of raising anti-national slogans.

However, Kejriwal, who later visited the residence of Bheem Tank, a Dalit youth who was murdered, was given a warm welcome by BJP state secretary Sandeep Rinwa.

Despite the protest launched by SAD and BJP parties, Kejriwal's public meeting attracted huge crowd, that cheered for him. According to a report published in Indian Express, AAP leader Bhagwant Mann tagged the protestors as 'Goons of Punjab deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal'.

Addressing to people, Kejriwal reportedly said that 'similar goons were hired by BJP to cause disruptions to AAP during Delhi Assembly polls'. He also attacked Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and accused him of organising protest against him during his Punjab visit.

“Let Sukhbir Badal organise protests against me. He will see the miracle in 2017 polls, when there will be no opposition (for AAP) at all in the Vidhan Sabha,” Indian Express quoted Kejriwal as saying.