Chandigarh Congress workers, under the leadership of Pardeep Chhabra, were detained by the police while moving towards the Capitol Complex. They were opposing Narendra Modi’s visit to the city on the occasion of International Yoga Day.
A scuffle took place at the Sector 34 light point when the workers tried to remove the police barricades. Police detained the workers for more than 4 hours at the Sector 39 police station. Later, former member of parliament Pawan Kumar Bansal visited the police station to meet the workers .
Chhabra said the government had failed to fulfil any of the promises it had made before the election. “The government failed in controlling the price rise and organising the Yoga Day was a part of it’s strategy to divert attention of the people. Traders, employees, workers - all are unhappy with the government,” he said.
Besides, Mahila Congress president Poonam Sharma, former mayor Harphool Chander Kalyan and several other leaders also protested.