Rahul-Hafiz hoarding enrages Congress in Amritsar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Feb 27, 2016 11:51 IST

Congress leaders on Friday staged a protest in Amritsar against a controversial hoarding carrying a photograph of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi with Pakistan-based terrorist Hafiz Saeed.

BJP leader Tarun Chugh had got the sign installed at the Bhandari Bridge.

Congress leaders and workers staging protest against BJP government at Bhandari bridge in Amritsar on Thursday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT )

Commenting on the issue, Punjab Congress secretary Dinesh Bassi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was following dual standards — “on the one hand, opposing Pakistan-sponsored terrorism, and on the other had, sharing power in Jammu and Kashmir with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that supports terrorists openly”. Near the BJP’s hoarding, the Congress installed a hoarding with the photographs of Modi, Saeed, hanged Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti. Congress leaders accused RSS of “spreading communal tension as opposed to the secular views of Rahul”.

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