Ghaziabad: The Ghaziabad police Thursday detained about 200 Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and Bharatiya Kishan Union workers after they blocked traffic on National Highway-58 and tried to disrupt the water supply to from Muradnagar to Sonia Vihar in Delhi.
The RLD and BKU workers were protesting the central government decision to snap the water and electricity supply to a bungalow in Tughlak road where party leader Ajit Singh resided as union minister.
The Tughlak road bungalow is where former Chaudhary Charan Singh resided during his tenure as prime minister and finance minister. Later, his son Ajit Singh stayed in the bungalow. The RLD workers said the bungalow be declared as the Chaudhary Charan Singh Memorial Centre like other bungalows of Indira Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shashtri, Kanshi Ram and Jagjivan Ram.
"We have the papers in our possession in which the union government had processed to declare the bungalow as Chaudhary Charan Singh Memorial." said BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait.
Added Chaudhary Tejpal Singh, Ghaziabad district President of RLD: "The central government has humiliated Chaudhary Ajit Singh deliberately by snapping the power and water supply to the bungalow despite the RLD leader had assured the government that he would vacate the bungalow after Shradh period is over. He has already shifted most of his belonging to a flat in Vasant Kunj and Baghpat and Mathura." .