Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee on Monday strongly criticised the ruling SAD-BJP government for its 'harassment' of Congress workers during the filing of nomination papers for Panyachat poll.
PPCC president Partap Singh Bajwa alleged that the district police under the pressure from ruling Akali Dal leadership falsely implicated Sukhjit Singh Kaka, who unsuccessfully contested the 2012 Vidhan Sabha election and lost to Tota Singh from Dharamkot, and two other Congress workers.
All three were involved under section 295 IPC and Sections 3-4 of Prevention of Atrocities Act on Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Act.
A clash erupted on Saturday last between the Congress group led by Kaka Lohgarh and ruling group candidate and supporters outside the office of returning officer when the Akali Dal candidate tried to file nomination papers after the scheduled time.
No arrest yet has been made, said Investigation Officer.
The Congress president claimed that the ruling alliance in the past had assured that there would be no discrimination and no false cases will be registered against Congress workers.
The cases registered against Kaka Lohgarh and two others indicated that ruling alliance continued its policy of falsely implicating the Congress workers at the grassroot level.