Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal shown black flags during sangat darshan

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Nov 26, 2015 12:27 IST
Activists of the Kissan Sangharsh Committee showing black flags to chief minister Parkash Singh Badal during a sangat darshan programme at Bharowal village of Tarn Taran district on Thursday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)

In a major embarrassment to Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, hundreds of farmers interrupted his sangat darshan programme and showed him black flags in Bharowal village of the Khadoor Sahib Assembly constituency.

The chief minister, who started his sangat darshan programmes after a break of almost three months due to the unrest in the state, was left stunned when about 150 farmer activists of the Kissan Sangharsh Committee barged into the venue and held a vociferous protest against him.

Showing black flags to the CM, the farmers raised slogans such as ‘Badal-Modi Murdabad’ and criticised the Punjab government for ignoring the issues of the farmers. The farmers also targeted the CM for failing to control incidents of sacrilege in the state.

The police immediately swung into action, while the chief minister left the village in a hurry.

Notably, the CM had chosen Khadoor Sahib to resume his sangat darshan programme eyeing a bypoll in the wake of Congress MLA Ramanjit Sikki’s resignation over sacrilege incidents.

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