Punjab Congress protests Rahul Gandhi’s quizzing

Chandigarh Cops use water cannons, leaders detained

Punjab Congress protests Rahul Gandhi’s quizzing

PCC chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring tries to cross a barricade during a protest in Chandigarh on Thursday. Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 16

Leaders of the Punjab Congress, led by PCC chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring and Leader of the Opposition in Vidhan Sabha Partap Singh Bajwa, today took out a march from the Congress Bhawan here to protest the questioning of party leader Rahul Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

The Chandigarh Police used water cannons to stop the protesters as they tried to march towards Raj Bhawan. They were taken into preventive custody and detained at the Sector 3 police station before being released.

Addressing workers, the PCC president pointed out the ED was only trying to harass party leaders. “They have been questioning Rahul for hours together for so many days, only to call him the next day,” he said, adding even the ED did not know what the charges were against the Congress leader.

He said Rahul’s prolonged harassment had galvanised party workers and that they were ready to fight against the “dictatorship” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government.

Bajwa said the BJP government was scared of the Congress and Rahul. “This is the reason Modi wants a ‘Congress-mukt Bharat (Congress-free India)’. But millions of Congress workers across the country will shatter all their dreams,” he said.

Among others present were Deputy CLP Leader Dr Raj Kumar Chabbewal;

former Speaker Rana KP Singh; former Deputy Chief Minister OP Soni; former ministers Tript Bajwa, Aruna Chaudhary and Pargat Singh; Punjab Youth Congress president Brinder Singh Dhillon; MLAs Sukhpal Khaira, Vikram Chaudhary, Hardev Laddi, Sukhwinder Kotli and Balwinder Dhaliwal; and former MLAs Kuljit Nagra, Gurpreet GP, Madan Lal, Tarlochan Singh, Indu Bala, Davinder Ghubaya and Deepinder Dhillon.

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