Patiala: Farmers protest at BJP campaign site in Tripuri area

Patiala: Farmers protest at BJP campaign site in Tripuri area

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Tribune News Service

Patiala, April 2

Gurtej Singh Dhillon, former chairman of the Nabha Improvement Trust, was met with a protest by farmer unions when he reached the Tripuri area in the city to campaign for the upcoming Assembly elections today.

Though the state executive member of the BJP left the site moments before the farmers reached the spot, he expressed resentment over the farmers’ protest.

Gurtej Singh Dhillon said he was campaigning for the upcoming Assembly elections in the area. “The ticket from the constituency will be given by the party parliamentary board but I have made claims for it within the party. I went to market places yesterday and today as well and met people for about two to three hours. I had left the spot when representatives of farmer unions reached there and released statements against me. This was unwarranted”, he added.

“We will open a suvidha centre from where we will provide various door-to-door services to people,” he added.

Meanwhile, Avtar Singh Korjiwala of the Krantikari Kisan Union said they had received an information that Dhillon had come to the city and was talking to people informing them that he was supposed to be BJP’s candidate from Patiala rural constituency. “We reached the spot but by then, he had left the place in a hurry. Farmers associated with the BKU Ugrahan had also reached the spot,” he said.

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