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
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
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.