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Kataria shown black flags for comment on former PM

jaipur Updated: Jun 24, 2016 20:50 IST
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Police officials try to control Congress supporters showing black flags to home minister Gulab Chand Kataria in Bikaner on Friday.(HT Photo)

Home minister Gulab Chand Kataria was shown black flags by district Congress committee workers on reaching Bikaner railway station on Friday for his controversial statement on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Kataria was on a day tour to inaugurate three police buildings in district.

Kataria on Sunday kicked up a storm for allegedly using foul language while referring to former prime minister Manmohan Singh during a meeting of BJP workers in Churu. Kataria later apologised, saying that a word he used was “inappropriate”.

According to a planned strategy, Congress workers hid themselves in a railway warehouse much before Kataria’s train arrived in Bikaner.

As the train touched the platform, Congress workers appeared shouting ‘Go Back’ slogans for Kataria accompanied with black flags, taking police and administrative officials by surprise. District Congress president Yeshpal Gehlot told HT that, “Kataria has no right to take up a constitutional post. We will not let him rest till he resigns”.

Later Kataria inaugurated police circle office at Sridungargarh and Loonkaransar. Kataria also opened a new police station building at Kalu village and a community center at Gusaisar Bada.