Cong workers arrested for protesting against Badal
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 29, 2011, 18:47
Kapurthala: One hundred Congress workers, including ex-MP Rana Gurjit Singh, were arrested for lodging protest against the "re-inauguration" of developmental schemes by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, police said Saturday.

Badal was here to lay the foundation stones of sewerage and water supply works, administrative complex and construction of a road.

Congress workers assembled near the Kapurthala-Jalandhar road this morning and staged protest against the "re-inauguration" of sewerage and water supply works for the "fourth time".

Police later arrested the agitating workers when they tried to take demonstrate at local Shalimar garden.

SSP Sukhminder Singh said the Congress workers and Rana Gurjit Singh were arrested under various sections of the IPC.

Rana Gurjit Singh told mediapersons that he had faxed a letter to Badal in which he had informed that the sewerage and water supply works were first inaugurated by the then Congress local Bodies Minister Jagjit Singh in 2006.

Police later released all the arrested Congress workers.

Reacting to the incident, Badal said it was unfortunate that the Congress was creating hurdles in the development works and were unnecessarily lodging protests.


First Published: Saturday, October 29, 2011, 18:47

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