Cong protests against controversial hoarding in Amritsar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Feb 26, 2016 17:56 IST
Congress leaders and workers rising slogans against the BJP government at Bhandari bridge in Amritsar on Thursday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

Congress leaders staged a protest against a controversial hoarding with a photograph of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi along with that of Pakistan-based terrorist Hafiz Saeed.

The hoarding was reportedly installed by BJP leader Tarun Chugh at Bhandari bridge.

Opposing the installation of the hoarding, Punjab Congress secretary Dinesh Bassi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was following dual standards.

“On the one hand, Modi opposes the terrorism sponsored by Pakistan, whereas on the other, his party was in power in Jammu and Kashmir in alliance with People’s Democratic Party (PDP), which supports terrorists,” he added.

Near the BJP’s hoarding, the Congressmen also installed a hoarding with a photograph of Modi with those of Hafiz Saeed, Afzal Guru and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti.

Congress leaders alleged that the RSS is spreading communal tension across the country. On the other hand, Rahul had always promoted secularism and communal harmony, they added.

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