Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers led by AAP leader and member of state social media team Gopi Sharma, organised a protest outside the office of executive officer (EO), municipal council (MC) Jagraon on Saturday. The members were perturbed over cancellation of permission earlier granted for the party conference to be addressed by MP (member of parliament) Bhagwant Mann on August 24.
Earlier, on the recommendation of MC EO Davinder Singh Toor, Jagraon sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) had granted permission for the rally at Rani Jhansi Chowk on August 19. However, AAP alleged that on the directions of local Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA, the SDM issued another letter to cancel the permission citing that the rally will cause inconvenience to the public.
The protestors claimed that all political parties and other organisations held rallies at the venue with the SDM’s permission. They said that even AAP had organised a function at the venue a few days ago with the permission of authorities. Later succumbing to the protest, the authorities accepted the mistake and re-granted permission for the rally.