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Congress stages protest against Modi govt across Amritsar

A day after District Congress Committee (urban) stage protest, women wing workers of the party came on streets against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, over the issue of detention of AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi at Hall Gate

punjab Updated: Nov 05, 2016 18:48 IST
HT Correspondent
District Mahila Congress workers burning an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest at Hall Gate in Amritsar on Friday.
District Mahila Congress workers burning an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest at Hall Gate in Amritsar on Friday.(HT Photo)

A day after District Congress Committee (urban) stage protest, women wing workers of the party came on streets against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, over the issue of detention of AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi at Hall Gate.

Led by District Mahila Congress president Jatinder Sonia, the female activists organised a procession in Hall Bazaar carrying an effigy of Modi. They called it a funeral procession of the PM.

Amid sloganeering against BJP, they reached Hall Gate where they burnt the effigy.

The agitators condemned the act of denying Rahul Gandhi from meeting family of the ex-serviceman who committed suicide over the pending issue of one rank one pension (OROP).

Sonia exhorted the public to defeat BJP in elections considering that the government is not paying honour to ex-soldiers.

CONG RURAL UNIT BURNS PM’S EFFIGY

Continuing with their protests against the detention of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, the rural unit of Amritsar District Congress Committee burnt an effigy of PM Modi outside the railway station here on Friday.

Shouting slogans against Modi, party leaders and workers marched from rural unit office to Traffic Lights Chowk outside the railway station, and burnt the effigy. The protesters were led by rural unit chief Gurjeet Singh Aujla and former minister Sardool Singh. “The detention was unethical. Our leader was protesting for a noble cause,” said Aujla.

MASSIVE PROTEST IN PATHANKOT PATHANKOT

Congress staged a massive protest in Pathankot and burnt an effigy of PM Modi, for his failure to protect the interests of retired army personnel, compelling them to commit suicide. District Congress workers and leaders assembled before the office of Pathankot deputy commissioner and raised slogans against central government.

DHARNA AT RAM TALAI Punjab Congress Committee secretary Dinesh Bassi too, along with party workers, staged a protest at Ram Talai and burnt an effigy of Modi.

As many as 350 Congress party workers participated in the protest and called the detention an undemocratic step.

They said that Rahul was there for a humanitarian cause. Modi government is behaving like a dictatorship instead of a democracy, they added.