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Cong may table motion on vendetta in assembly: Jakhar

punjab Updated: May 19, 2012 22:14 IST
HT Correspondent

Seeing no end to vendetta politics against workers of the main opposition party in spite of assurances by the chief minister, the Congress may table a motion in the next session of Punjab assembly.

Sunil Jakhar, leader of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) said a team comprising Malout rural Congress president Harikrishan Singh, city Congress president Nathu Ram Gandhi, former legislator Nathu Ram, and sarpanch Joginder Singh had told him on Saturday about armed people harassing Harikrishan Singh and threatening to block the passage to his fields that he had been ploughing since 1971.

"Last Friday, miscreants damaged small bridges and thrashed farm worker Subhash Masih, and the police shielded the assaulters," said Jakhar.

"The chief minister agreed to form a special cell led by a senior IPS officer to check vendetta politics, but now cases have surfaced in his own constituency. The Congress will table a motion in the Vidhan Sabha, if the atrocities remain unchecked."

Politicians from the ruling party were harassing Congress workers to influence the outcome of the municipal elections, said Jakhar. "Three cases were reported at Abohar."