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AAP, Congress activists protest against Kejriwal in Patiala

Volunteers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress protested against AAP convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday near his rally venue. AAP protesters alleged Kejriwal’s failure on various issues. Holding anti-AAP and Kejriwal posters, the party protesters raised slogans against him when he reached the venue

punjab Updated: Nov 25, 2016 15:26 IST
AAP volunteers holding a protest at Samana near Patiala on Thursday.
AAP volunteers holding a protest at Samana near Patiala on Thursday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)

Volunteers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress protested against AAP convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday near his rally venue. AAP protesters alleged Kejriwal’s failure on various issues. Holding anti-AAP and Kejriwal posters, the party protesters raised slogans against him when he reached the venue.

The AAP volunteers, led by Paramjit Singh Kainth, also met Kejriwal at the Circuit House, Patiala, before staging a protest in Samana. Kainth alleged that workers’ volunteering for the party on all occasions and all the resources utilised to promote the party in Punjab have gone in vain keeping in view the candidates being fielded for Punjab assembly polls to be held in early 2017.

He said, “The party ignored scheduled caste leaders and opted to promote dummy candidates, who had no prior knowledge or experience about Dalit atrocities, which they have been suffering for a long time.”

Kainth said, “Arvind Kejriwal, Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak have no knowledge of the culture of Punjab and Bhagwant Mann’s poetry and satire cannot provide justice to Dalits.”

He alleged that Dalits were being treated like a vote bank as always and these leaders are dreaming of dictating the future of Punjab as per their whims.

The Congress activists, including women, led by Gursharan Kaur Randhawa, staged a protest in front of the entry gate of the Samana grain market. The protesters blocked the road before the arrival of Arvind Kejriwal. The protesters also offered bangles to Kejriwal alleging that women were not safe in Delhi. The police personnel pushed the protesters off the road to clear the way. A few YC workers also gathered near the Bhakra canal on the main Samana-Patiala road and protested against Kejriwal’s visit to the city.