AAP commemorates death anniversary of Rai

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Nov 17, 2014 19:29 IST

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) commemorated Lala Lajpat Rai's 86th death anniversary at Lala Lajpat Rai Park in Jagraon on Monday.

The volunteers organised a blood donation camp before the start of the homage function. A march
was also organised from Lala Lajpat Rai Park to the martyr's house at Jagraon. A huge number of
AAP volunteers participated in the march.

AAP leaders including, Sucha Singh Chotepur, Harvinder Singh Phoolka, Hardip Singh Kingra, Gurbinder Singh Kang, Varinder Khara, Jatinder Modgil and Col JS Gill among others were present in the march.

Speaking on the occasion, AAP state convener Sucha Singh Chotepur highlighted sacrifices made by the freedom fighters and Rai. It was highlighted that Rai fought for the freedom of the country and would have pained much on seeing the present state of the country.

AAP spokesperson Harvinder Singh Phoolka said Rai was once the president of Congress party and he died in the police lathicharge during British Raj.

"The history has been distorted and the role of lion of Punjab has been down played in the national moment. Even the chapters of history have been rewritten and Lala ji don't find mention in the newly written distorted history," Phoolka said.

Phoolka said "We in Punjab will not tolerate this and will always commemorate the martyrs."

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