Capt Amarinder to address Cong rally in Gurdaspur on July 2

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur
  • Updated: Jun 27, 2015 21:12 IST

As part of his statewide mass-contact programme, former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh will address a Congress rally on Thursday (July 2) at Nehru Park here.

Local Congress leader Raman Bahl said here on Saturday that hundreds of party activists from the Gurdaspur assembly constituency would attend the proposed "Halla Bol" rally, in which state leader of opposition Sunil Kumar Jakhar and party legislators would also be present. The rally aimed at exposing the "failures of the Akali-BJP government", he said.

Bahl accused local Akali legislator Gurbachan Singh Babbehali of created an atmosphere of terror in the Gurdaspur assembly constituency and charged the administration with playing a mute spectator to the leader's alleged atrocities against the Congress workers.

On June 2, members of the land mafia had injured Bahl here because he supported the poor owners of more than 30 residential plots that the mafia had grabbed in Gopal Nagar locality. Two of the accused were arrested, but the third, Sajjan Singh of Qadian, remains at large. The matter will be highlighted at the July 2 rally.

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