Hooliganism prevalent in Punjab, says Arvind Kejriwal

  • Aneesha Sareen, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jul 05, 2016 13:22 IST
With the auditorium having seating of 810, many people were jostling to enter the hall. (HT Photo)

AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal received an overwhelming response in Ludhiana with more than 3,000 people, including industrialists, turning up at the Guru Nanak Bhawan.

With the auditorium having seating of 810, many people were jostling to enter the hall.

Almost 500 people could enter the auditorium and had to wait in the room outside, which, too, was packed to capacity.

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An AAP spokesperson said none of the resorts or wedding palaces in city allowed booking for their event due to which they had to book the Bhawan, which has limited capacity.

During the event, while responding to a query regarding the Punjab Police being a pawn in the hands of the Akali regime, Kejriwal said that he too was sailing in the same boat.

Aap ki tarah, hum bhi Punjab sarkar ki gundagardi se pareshan hain (Like you, we too are being harassed by the hooliganism of the Punjab government). We, too, are fed up of the cases against us.”

Citing the example of Delhi MLA Naresh Yadav being booked by the Punjab police in connection to the Malerkotla sacrilege, Kejriwal said that the police is being wrongly used in Punjab and that he would put an end to such practices when his party will be voted to power.

“Whoever raises his voice in Punjab is booked by the police. Wait for six months, we will take all cases back,” said Kejriwal.

“I am happy that people have started raising their voices. People have mustered the courage as now they are aware that Badal government is here only for six more months.”

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