Jakhar holds joint rally in Malout after Cong candidates booked

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Muktsar
  • Updated: Feb 19, 2015 20:15 IST

After two Congress candidates were booked on attempt to murder charges in Malout, leader of opposition Sunil Jakhar on Thursday visited the town and alleged that the ruling alliance was creating terror among Congress candidates and voters.

Jakhar addressed a public meeting in the wards of the Shubdeep Singh and Bakshish Singh, who were respectively contesting from ward number 23 and 24 in Malout on Congress tickets.

Shubdeep and Bakshish were booked after an alleged clash between Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal workers on Tuesday evening.

Both the candidates have gone to an undisclosed place after cases were registered against them on Wednesday.

"The Congress party stands by its workers and workers cannot be bowed down by such terror acts of the ruling alliance. The workers would not get demoralised by such acts. The Akali leaders are surpassing all the limits of creating lawlessness and the public would respond to it," Jakhar said addressing the joint public meeting.

"Now, our only hope is investigation by the senior superintendent of police Muktsar who has assured us justice in the case," said Nathu Ram, former MLA of Malout.

The police had also booked five other persons for attempt to murder and other sections of IPC on the complaint of Jeet Singh of Karamgarh village who had alleged that shots were fired at him in his house at the behest of Shubhdeep and Bakshish.

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