The issue was raised by the BJP after the Improvement Trust auctioned 3.79 acres of land for just Rs 92.76 crore. On Thursday, BJP leaders had locked the office of the Improvement Trust on the same issue. There was a lot of outrage among the ruling party as to how the BJP finally imposed the lockdown.
In Ludhiana, the issue of land auction of the Improvement Trust is increasing. On Thursday, where the BJP workers had locked the office of the Improvement Trust regarding this issue. On Saturday, the District Youth Congress had announced a gherao of the BJP office on the issue of inflation. A large number of Youth Congressmen reached Ghanta Ghar Chowk at the scheduled time at 12 noon, while BJP workers from the other side, led by the district head Pushpender Singal, stood firm. Slogans were fiercely raised on both sides against each other.
After this, when the Youth Congressmen were seen continuously moving towards the BJP office, the atmosphere became tense and then stone pelting took place. The police resorted to a mild lathi charge to pacify the matter. After about two hours the Youth Congressmen were persuaded and removed from there. Three BJP workers were injured in this stone-pelting. BJP leaders allege that Youth Congressmen had come in a rage to target his office. Some youths have been stoned after drinking alcohol. Therefore, the police should identify such people and immediately register a case against them.
The issue was raised by the BJP after the Improvement Trust auctioned 3.79 acres of land for just Rs 92.76 crore. On Thursday, BJP leaders had locked the office of the Improvement Trust on the same issue. There was a lot of anger amongst the ruling party as to how the BJP finally imposed the lockdown. After a few minutes of the lock, the Youth Congress reached the spot, they tried to break the lock, but failed to uproot the entire gate.
On Friday, the Akali Dal had entered the fray regarding this matter. By holding a press conference, he had directly accused the Congress minister, trust chairman, and other officials. After this, on Friday late evening, the Youth Congress had announced a gherao of the BJP office on the issue of inflation. The police had barricaded outside the BJP office. In such a situation, there was fiercely sloganeering from both sides and then during this time stones and tomatoes started moving.
Congress is in fury
BJP district head Pushpendra Singal said that it is the right of every person to protest, but hooliganism will not be tolerated at any cost. Youth Congressmen had brought some youth after drinking liquor, first, they threw a shoe at our office. Our worker again threw that shoe towards him, then tomatoes were killed, BJP also responded in the same way. After this, some goonda elements who came with the Youth Congress threw stones. There are cameras everywhere, the police can investigate this matter themselves. That’s why BJP demands that a case should be registered against such people. Three of his workers have been injured in this stone pelting, in which two have been admitted to CMC Hospital.