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Akalis, hardliners scuffle at Faridkot ahead of Sukhbir Badal’s visit

Sukhbir Badal has been holding meetings with party workers regarding the much hyped poll khol rally at Kotkapura on September 15.

punjab Updated: Sep 06, 2018 09:40 IST
Gagandeep Jassowal
Gagandeep Jassowal
Hindustan Times, Faridkot
Akali,Sukhbir Badal,Faridkot
(HT Photo)

A scuffle broke out between the workers of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and panthic organisations on Wednesday ahead of former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal’s visit to Faridkot.

The scuffle took place when around 100 Sikh protesters objecting to Badal’s visit, started throwing tomatoes at SAD workers who were there to attend the meeting.

Sukhbir Badal has been holding meetings with party workers regarding the much hyped poll khol rally at Kotkapura on September 15.

SAD spokesperson Parambans Singh Romana said the protesters are backed by parallel jathedar, Baljit Singh Daduwal, and Congress.

Romana accused Faridkot police of sheltering the protesters.

“We have given a 10-minute ultimatum to the police to remove the protesters. If anything happens, the police will be responsible for it,” Romana said.

SAD also gave an ultimatum for removing the protesters who are threatening to disrupt Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar’s program scheduled for the afternoon in Faridkot.

First Published: Sep 05, 2018 13:25 IST