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Congress to raise Ludhiana violence issue in House

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday said his party will give a statement in the state Assembly on Tuesday on recent violence in Ludhiana, even as opposition Congress plans to bring in an adjournment motion on the issue.

india Updated: Dec 07, 2009 19:37 IST

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday said his party will give a statement in the state Assembly on Tuesday on recent violence in Ludhiana, even as opposition Congress plans to bring in an adjournment motion on the issue.

A meeting of SAD Legislature party here under the chairmanship of Badal have decided that deputy CM Sukhbir, who also holds the portfolio of Home Affairs, will make a statement on the floor of the House tomorrow on the issue of violence in Ludhiana which claimed one life and left several others injured, party spokesman said.

However, main opposition Congress had written to the Speaker seeking permission to bring in an adjournment motion on the issue of "deteriorating" law and order.

Leader of Opposition Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, after chairing the CLP meet here, told reporters that the Badal government had "miserably" failed on the law and order front.

On violent incidents in Ludhiana, Bhattal alleged, "The government slept over the issue showing signs of weakness to handle crisis situation and miserably failed in maintaining peace on several occasions."

However, Hooda claimed "the government is keeping a close tab on the situation and monitoring it closely". The Congress also appealed to the Speaker to extend the session from its present five sittings.