Malwa region: Inconvenience at minimum as traffic took alternate routes
The Congress' stir to jam traffic across the state for two hours from noon to 2 pm failed to have any major impact on life in Malwa, as people were reportedly able to take alternate routes. An alert administration also deployed cops to ensure that the protest had a limited impact.punjab Updated: Jan 16, 2014 23:24 IST
The Congress' stir to jam traffic across the state for two hours from noon to 2 pm failed to have any major impact on life in Malwa, as people were reportedly able to take alternate routes.
An alert administration also deployed cops to ensure that the protest had a limited impact.
The protest in Bathinda was mainly centered at two points, the Bathinda-Mansa railways over-bridge and the main road near the Bathinda-Chandigarh national highway near Rampura.
Former MLA Harmander Jassi blocked the railway over-bridge, but reportedly allowed two ends to remain open for the public. Police was seen diverting traffic to the link roads.
Factionalism to the fore in Moga
At Moga factionalism come to fore as former MLA Vijay Sathi, former district presidents of Congress including Dr Tara Singh Sandhu, Jagdarshan Kaur Dharamkot, Col Babu Singh, state PPCC member Inderjeet Singh Bir Chrik and other loyalist of former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh's were not present in these protests.
Newly-appointed district congress committee (DCC) president Darshan Singh Brar and his son Kamaljeet Singh Brar arranged the protests at Moga and Baghapurana with their own supporters.
Former minister and district congress committee (DCC) president Darshan Singh Brar led the protest at Baghapurana, and raised anti-government slogans. The protestors also burnt effigy of Bikramjit Singh Majithia, and demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter.
Gidderbaha MLA Amarinder Singh Raja Warring manage good crowd to block Bathinda-Muktsar road near village Bhaliana of Muktsar district.
Khushbaz Singh Jattana, Youth congress president Bathinda parliamentary constituency, also sit on dharna at Bathinda-Malout road along with his supporters.
Faridkot district congress president and MAL Jaitu Joginder Singh, congress general secretary Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon and supporters blocked Kotkapura-Faridkot highway for about two hours. The former congress president Surinder Gupta was present during the Chakka Jam.
The police had to divert the traffic from Kotkapura to Faridkot via Faridkot Chahal link road for two hours.
Firozpur Congress leaders including its District Chief Chamkaur Singh Dhindsa, Former minister Inderjit Singh Zira, Anumeet Hira Sodhi, Satkar Kaur and Naresh Sharma addressed the gathering at local Octori number 7. Protesters ceased the traffic on all entry point to Ferozepur which badly affect the flow of traffic.