The workers of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), who were coming to Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Jagraon, were stopped at Punjabi Bhawan here on Sunday. They were holding black flags as a mark of protest against the displacement of several Punjabi famers from the border areas of Gujarat.
The SAD (A) members alleged that Modi was responsible for the displacement of more than 60,000 Sikhs from Gujarat that has hurt the sentiments of the people of Punjab. The party has also written a letter to Punjab governor Shivraj Patil through the deputy commissioner of Ludhiana stating that arrival of Modi could disturb peace in the state.
Before moving towards Jagraon, the SAD (A) workers huddled at Punjabi Bhawan from where they were not allowed to proceed further.
The SAD workers including Jassa Singh Galwadi, Tirlok Singh Bhola, Gagandeep Singh, Manjit Singh Siyalkoti, Sukhwinder Singh Sokhi, Surjit Singh, Karamjit Singh, Mohan Singh, Avtar Singh and others raised slogans against Modi and chief minister Parkash Singh Badal for hurting sentiments of the people of state.