Amritsar: Ramgarhia outfit calls for boycott of AAP candidates : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Amritsar: Ramgarhia outfit calls for boycott of AAP candidates

Community not happy with minister Laljit Bhullar’s casteist remarks

Amritsar: Ramgarhia outfit calls for boycott of AAP candidates

Laljit Bhullar



Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 14

Though Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Cabinet Minister Laljit Bhullar, who is also the AAP candidate from Khadoor Sahib Lok Sabha constituency, have apologised for the derogatory remarks allegedly made by the latter about Ramgarhia and Suniyar communities, a leading organisation of the Ramgarhia community has written to the Election Commission to cancel the candidature of Laljit Bhullar and remove him from state cabinet.

In a meeting chaired by Inderjeet Singh Babbu, chairman, All Vishwakarma Ramgarhia Foundation decided to oppose AAP candidates in all 13 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state. Babbu said that apology was not enough for casteist remarks made by Bhullar. “We need action from the government as one with a casteist mind-set should not be a part of the state ministerial cabinet. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann should remove him from the cabinet. We have also written to the Election Commission to cancel the candidature of Bhullar. However, no action has been taken against him till now. So, we have decided to oppose the Aam Aadmi Party candidates in all the constituencies. We urge our community members to cast their vote against AAP. The public should oppose such leaders. The voters in Khadoor Sahib constituency should teach a lesson to the AAP minister.”

It may be mentioned that on April 13, state Transport Minister Laljit Bhullar, in his speech during an election campaign at Patti, allegedly ridiculed members of the Ramgarhia and Suniyar communities. Following this, complaints were sent to the ECI against the minister by Shiromani Akali Dal and other representatives of the communities. As the issue escalated, Bhullar had released a video message, apologising to members of the communities for hurting their sentiments. During his visit here, CM Mann had also apologised.

About The Author

The Tribune News Service brings you the latest news, analysis and insights from the region, India and around the world. Follow the Tribune News Service for a wide-ranging coverage of events as they unfold, with perspective and clarity.

#Bhagwant Mann #Khadoor Sahib #Laljit Singh Bhullar #Lok Sabha


Top News

Curtains on campaigning for 7th and final phase of Lok Sabha election 2024

Curtains on high-decibel campaigning for 7th and final phase of Lok Sabha election 2024

States going to polls in last phase include Punjab, Himachal...

Sexual abuse: Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna returns to country, arrested by SIT at airport

Sexual abuse: Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna returns to country, arrested by SIT at airport

A large number of policemen were deployed there to ensure th...

PM Modi begins ‘dhyan’ at Kanyakumari Vivekananda Rock Memorial

PM Modi begins ‘dhyan’ at Kanyakumari Vivekananda Rock Memorial

Ahead of his departure on June 1, Modi is likely to visit Th...

Mines explode after forest fire along LoC in J-K’s Poonch; blaze engulfs forests of Samba and Jammu

Mines explode after forest fire along LoC in J-K’s Poonch; blaze engulfs forests of Samba and Jammu

Locals allege some miscreants are triggering fire due to som...

Slew of fires keep forest staff on toes in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan and Kasauli

Slew of fires keep forest staff on toes in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan and Kasauli

Forest fire halts Kalka-Shimla train 15 km before its destin...


Cities

View All