Tribune News Service
Bathinda, November 27
Punjab AAP legislators and workers staged a protest in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence in Delhi on Friday. The MLAs and workers were detained by the Delhi Police in the afternoon and have been incommunicado since then.
A video clip showed the police personnel purportedly dragging and putting AAP members in vehicles as they raised slogans against the government.
Talking to The Tribune over phone, AAP MLA from Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda Prof Baljinder Kaur said, "We were just holding a peaceful protest in front of PM Modi's residence, but the police personnel "dealt quite strictly with us". "They dragged and pushed us around before putting us in their vehicles. This is sign of degrading democratic fabric of our nation today. We will continue to stand by farmers in their just fight against the Centre," said Kaur.
AAP legislator from Dirba in Sangrur and Leader of Opposition in Assembly Harpal Cheema tweeted: "AAP-Punjab protested outside PM's residence in Delhi and arrested by Delhi police (sic). We are ready to give our lives for our farmers, you cannot suppress our voices." Cheema tagged the PM in his tweet.
Others who participated in the protest included Sunam MLa Aman Arora, Kultar Singh Sandhwan (Kotakapura), Kulwant Singh Pandori and Jarnail Singh.
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