BJP demands withdrawal of cases against party leaders

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, September 15

Following registration of a case against state BJP chief Ashwani Sharma and over 40 others for allegedly violating the Covid-19 guidelines in Pathankot, members of the district BJP announced that it was a clear case of political vendetta and threatened to hold public rallies against it.

They demanded immediate withdrawal of the case. Addressing mediapersons here today, Suresh Mahajan, president of the BJP district unit, said Congress leaders were blatantly violating the Covid norms by inaugurating projects and other works.

He said Congress leaders and workers should also be booked under relevant sections of the IPC, the Disaster Management Act and the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. Mahajan said the police were acting under the influence of Congress leaders.

Anil Joshi, former cabinet minister, said it was another attempt by the government to curb the voice of opposition. However, he pointed out that the BJP and its workers would not be bogged down by this move. He added that they would continue to raise their voice against policies of the government.

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