LIP workers protest jobs to sons of Punjab Cong MLAs, detained

LIP workers protest jobs to sons of Punjab Cong MLAs, detained

Protesting LIP workers being detained near the DC’s office in Ludhiana. Himanshu Mahajan

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 22

Workers of the Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) were detained by the police when they were moving towards the DC office to mark their protest against the Congress government for awarding government jobs to sons of Congress MLAs.

Had planned to lock DC’s office

The LIP workers had planned to lock the DC office to express their anger against the Captain government for giving jobs to sons of legislators when a large number of unemployed persons, including physically challenged, have been waiting for jobs for years.

The LIP workers had planned to lock the DC office to express their anger against the Captain government for giving jobs to sons of legislators when a large number of unemployed persons, including physically challenged, have been waiting for jobs for years.

Sunny Kainth, LIP leader, said, “We had staged a protest against the Congress government for awarding government jobs to sons of MLAs Rakesh Pandey and Faethjang Singh Bajwa. They have assets of crores of rupees but still, they wanted jobs from the government on compassionate grounds. The Congress had promised to provide jobs to the unemployed but the Captain government failed to do the same since it came to power in 2017. The unemployed youth are running from pillar to post but the government failed to provide them jobs.”

Kainth said, “There are many physically challenged people who have not been provided any job by the Captain government. Today, we want to know from the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner that how many jobs have been provided by the government to common people, who were actually deserving, on compassionate grounds. If the work is to be done on the instructions of politicians, the DC office should be closed. I am shocked to know that some MLAs have come in support to provide jobs to sons of MLAs. We strongly oppose the government’s move to provide jobs to sons of MLAs.”

“When we were going towards the DC office, the police detained us and then took us to Sarabha Nagar police station. We were later released,” he added.

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