The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) activists held a protest and burnt an effigy of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal for his double standards over the issue of Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal outside the minisecretariat here on Tuesday. The protest lasted for three hours.
Among those present at the protest included Punjab irrigation minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon and and MLAs from the city.
Dhillon said if the AAP was voted to power in Punjab, then the state’s future would not be in safe hands.
The protest led to disruption of traffic on the busy road and visitors to the DC office faced difficulty as the main entry gate was closed for some time owing to the protest.
Student Organisation of India (SOI), a wing of Shiromani Akali Dal, also held a similar protest.
SOI adviser and spokesperson Ravinderpal Singh Minku played a doctor and performed a brain surgery on the effigy of Kejriwal.
Later, the SOI activists joined the protest and also burnt an effigy of the AAP convener.
SOI zonal president Meetpal Singh Dugri said double standards of Kejriwal were exposed over the issue of Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal.