Ferozepur, December 7, 2017: Sukhbir Singh Badal, President, SAD and former Deputy Chief Minister Punjab demanded immediate withdrawal of false cases registered against SAD leaders who were attacked and shot at by Congress goons in the presence of local police. Sukhbir accused that Bathinda IG was responsible for excess against Akali leaders and workers.
Addressing a huge dharna to protest against the registration of false cases as well as deliberate collision between the police and congress workers which led to the attack on Akali leaders yesterday during the course of which they were injured and their vehicles were fired at and vandalized, Sukhbir challenged that they would take this fight for justice to the logical end.
The SAD president said it was unfortunate that the Congress government did not have the courage to face the municipal elections despite being elected to office only eight months back. He dared the police officials to arrest SAD leaders and to face dire consequences. “Main chunoti denda han koi bahn fadd ke dikhaye kise akali leader di, asi ethe hi bethe han” (I challenge the police to arrest any of the SAD leaders, we are sitting here only), said Sukhbir.
Senior leader Bikram Singh Majithia while speaking on the occasion said that the SAD leaders became victim of a conspiracy.
Several senior SAD-BJP leaders including Joginder Singh Jindu, former MLA, Vardev Singh Noni Mann, Avtar Singh Minna, Kamal Sharma, former State BJP Chief and hundreds of SAD-BJP workers were present on this occasion.
Later, the dharna was lifted and restarted at Harike Headworks due to which all the commuters had to bear the brunt. Dharna was not lifted till the writing of these lines.