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AAP extends support to protesting auto union

punjab Updated: Jan 08, 2014 19:20 IST
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Throwing their weight behind the protesting autorickshaw union, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has declared that it would fight for them against district administration recent decision to ban the plying of auto-rickshaw between Sonepat stand and Medical Mor.

The autorickshaw union staged a protest on Tuesday and Wednesday, demanding that they be allowed to take the old route. Currently, autos have to take a detour from Sonepat stand and Medical Mor towards Sheela Bypass to go to other end of the town.

Satish Rana, a district-level AAP leader, alleged that the district administration had banned the entry of autos on this route with the intent to keep the protesters away from chief minister's residence, which falls on this route. He warned that if state government tried to suppress the voice of the public than it should get ready to face what Sheela Dixit did in Delhi. AAP also maintained that they didn't support the auto union's decision to block roads to press for their demand.

Meanwhile, a delegation of the auto union met SP Rajesh Duggal, but no breakthrough could come out.

Protesters warned of continuing the strike on Thursday also. Heavy police force remained deployed near the protesting site to maintain law and order. Later, as the chaos mounted near the protest site, police rounded up the protesters and took them to urban estate police station.