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Majithia's effigy burnt by Cong activists

The Congress activists in the city burnt an effigy of Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Wednesday while demanding his dismissal and registration of an FIR against him for his alleged nexus with drug mafia.

punjab Updated: Jan 09, 2014 22:42 IST
HT Correspondent

The Congress activists in the city burnt an effigy of Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Wednesday while demanding his dismissal and registration of an FIR against him for his alleged nexus with drug mafia.



Led by the District Congress president Prem Krishan Puri, the Congress leaders and workers held http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2014/1/Congress%20Workers%20Protesting300_compressed.jpga massive protest at Chandni Chowk where they burnt the minister's effigy.



The protesters demanded that in the wake of the "revelations" of drug smuggler Jagdish Bhola, either the state government arrest Majithia or order a CBI probe. "If the police can arrest 50 persons after being named by Bhola, then why not Majithia?," they said.



The activists said that if the government failed to order a CBI probe against Majithia or arrest him, the Congressmen would launch a massive agitation, which would start with the Punjab Bandh on January 16.

They also demanded President's rule in the state, citing deteriorating law and order condition.

Congress leaders KK Sharma, Sanjiv Bittu, KK Malhotra, Anil Bangla and Johny Kohli were among others present on this occasion.