Chandigarh Congress protests against Centre

Chandigarh Congress protests against Centre

Protesting Congress workers being taken to a police station in Sector 29, Chandigarh, on Friday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 15

Members of the Chandigarh Congress today held a demonstration against the Central government in Sector 29 here on the issue of corporatisation of Ordnance Factory.

Congress workers, under the leadership of city Congress president Subhash Chawla, Opposition leader Devinder Singh Babla, general secretary and chief spokesperson Harmohinder Singh Lucky, gathered in Sector 29.

When the protesters marched ahead raising slogans, the police arrested them at the barricades and took them to the Sector 26 police station in buses.

After getting information, former Union Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal reached the spot and encouraged the protesters.

Earlier, while addressing the protesters, Subhash Chawla said: “It is sad that the BJP is privatising all government institutions.”

Babla said: “Today, the Prime Minister has corporatised 200-year-old Ordnance Factory (Cable Factory) in which 74,000 employees are working.”

In 2014, when the BJP was contesting the elections, the Prime Minister had said that he would not allow any government organisation to be privatised, he said.

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