Congress, Akali Dal workers clash at GLADA ground in Ludhiana

The Congress team led by Ludhiana MP Ravneet Bittu and district Ludhiana urban president Gurpreet Gogi were guarding their white colored Raavan effigies for Dusshera celebrations scheduled Tuesday.

Written by Divya Goyal | Ludhiana | Updated: October 14, 2016 1:30 pm
 congress, sad, congress sad clash, akali dal, congress akali dal clash, GLADA ground, ravneet bittu, gurpreet gogi, indian express news, badal, india news Gogi who was seen bleeding profusely from the head, alleged that ‘Akali workers attacked them injuring him, MP Bittu and other workers.

In a clash that happened around midnight, Congress workers were allegedly attacked by Akali Dal workers at GLADA ground of Ludhiana on Chandigarh road.

The Congress team led by Ludhiana MP Ravneet Bittu and district Ludhiana urban president Gurpreet Gogi were guarding their white colored Raavan effigies for Dusshera celebrations scheduled Tuesday.

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Congress had prepared white effigies as protest against sale of ‘chhitta’ (heroin) drug in Punjab and had planned to burn them on Dusshera along with photos of CM Parkash Singh Badal and deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Police objecting to the white effigies had refused to issue No Objection Certificate to Congress. Police said that Congress must convert effigies into black ‘as per tradition’ if it wants NOC to which Congress did not agree.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Gogi who was seen bleeding profusely from the head, alleged that ‘Akali workers attacked them injuring him, MP Bittu and other workers.’

“They also vandalized our vehicles and effigies. We knew this was bound to happen as we had planned to burn effigies against drugs. That is the real Raavan eating Punjab today and none other than Badals are responsible for it,” said Gogi.

Both the parties had reached the office of Ludhiana police commissioner JS Aulakh till filing of this report.

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    IML sood
    Oct 10, 2016 at 10:42 pm
    Even no brief for Akali workers, Cong.attempt to disturb the peace and calm in State by spoiling religious festival is condemnable and public are aware of their black deeds during their rule, so hope of winning sympathy on such tactics will not work. Everyone knows their real sympathy with only Nehru hi family not with public may be in Panjab or anywhere else.
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      Nek deo
      Oct 11, 2016 at 9:53 pm
      Why does Kali parasites has to involve everywhere when they know they are wrong and trying to cover up all wrong doing they have done in the last 9 years 8 Months.lt;br/gt;They don't have to wait long now when they will be put to sleep by Punjabi people for good and they will have to go to U.P.
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        Ramanludhiana
        Oct 10, 2016 at 11:03 pm
        Akali's are paranoid, they are taking law into their hands and think they are above law... People have every right to expose government failures, the attack is highly condemnable,... People are fed up with the goondagardi of Akali workers and misue of police force for protecting these rascals... People are waiting to teach them lessons...
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