Warring takes charge as Youth Congress chief

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 05, 2015 20:56 IST

Amrinder Singh Raja Warring on Monday took charge as president of Indian Youth Congress.

Brar, who mostly uses surname 'Warring' after his village name, has been a Youth Congress General Secretary and held positions in Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee as well. His appointment is likely to be followed by a revamp of the organisation.

Meanwhile, around 200 activists of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) were on Monday detained by the police when they tried to march towards the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters, protesting against the Centre's decision to promulgate the land acquisition ordinance.

The activists had assembled at the IYC office here for the installation ceremony of Amrinder Singh Raja Warring as its new chief. In his address, Warring, the MLA from Gidderbaha (Punjab), asked the assembled supporters to march to the BJP headquarters to protest against the ordinance.

The protesters then marched from the IYC office toward the BJP office at Ashoka Road and tried to break the barricades set up by the police. The police resorted to mild lathicharge and later detained the activists and took them to the Parliament Street police station.

"We have detained around 200 protesters as they protested without permission and tried to break barricades," said a senior police official.

The land acquisition ordinance was cleared by Union cabinet on December 29 and had got the President’s assent on December 31.

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