Gurgaon: Congress protests against BJP’s ‘anti-people policies’
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Gurgaon: Congress protests against BJP’s ‘anti-people policies’

Congress supporters raised slogans against Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and PM Narendra Modi and marched towards the police commissioner’s office

gurgaon Updated: Jul 11, 2017 22:54 IST
Yashaswani Sehrawat
Yashaswani Sehrawat
Hindustan Times
Congress supporters protested outside the police commissioner’s office in Gurgaon.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Members of the Haryana Congress took out a protest rally on Tuesday in Gurgaon against the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) ‘anti-people policies in the state’.

The rally began from the Aggarwal dharamshala near Sadar Bazaar where the crowd gathered and Congress leader Gaje Singh Kablana gave a speech.

Those gathered raised slogans against Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and marched towards the office of the Gurgaon commissioner of police.

The protest, organised by Kablana, started around 1pm and Kablana and other Congress leaders criticised the BJP.

“We are not targeting the BJP because we are in the opposition, we are targeting them because of their policies.

The law and order situation in Gurgaon is deteriorating as we witness cases of rape and dacoity every day. The city is also witnessing traffic jams. What is the Khattar government doing?” Congress leader Ashok Tanwar said.

Besides this, the GST and alleged corruption in land use in Silokhra by the BJP was widely talked about in the meeting and the protest.

Congress legislature party (CLP) leader Kiran Choudhary said, “Gurgaon is becoming the rape capital in India”. Talking to the Hindustan Times, she said that many rape cases are reported everyday and the law and order in the city has gone ‘down the drain’.

Around 90 police personnel from different police stations such as Civil Lines, Shivaji Nagar, Sector 14 and Sadar, along with Haryana Mahila Rapid Action Force (RAF) were deployed at the police commissioner’s office, according to Gurgaon police public relations officer (PRO) Ravinder Kumar.

First Published: Jul 11, 2017 20:32 IST