Party workers protest against candidate G S Kang, H S Phoolka

Written by Divya Goyal | Ludhiana | Updated: November 23, 2016 1:52 pm
Arvind Kejriwal, Kejriwal, punjab aap, punjab aap candidates, G S Kang, H S Phoolka, aam aadmi party, aap, punjab news Workers said “outsider” Kang was not welcome. (Source: Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)

AN AAP rally, attended by national convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in Nihal Singh Wala of Moga Tuesday, was marked by protests, both by insiders and rival parties.

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Many AAP workers came with placards opposing Baghapurana candidate G S Kang and senior party leader H S Phoolka. The workers said an “outsider” (Kang) was not acceptable to them as their candidate and raised slogans asking Kejriwal to change the decision. Kang is considered close to Phoolka and workers alleged he had been given ticket to please Phoolka.

Meanwhile, Youth Congress protested against Kejriwal on the SYL issue and questioned his silence.
Congress workers stopped Kejriwal’s vehicle and waved placards asking him if he was with Punjab or
Haryana on SYL canal issue.

Meanwhile, in his address, Kejriwal targeted Badals on the demonetisation issue, saying Badals had the maximum black money in Punjab.

“We give two months to PM Modi to act against Badals and extract their black money. Else, we will do it after coming to power,” said Kejriwal.

“I have even disclosed Swiss account numbers of Captain Amarinder Singh and his family and still Modi is not taking action,” said Kejriwal.

Handiwork of opposition: Kang

AAP workers protested as soon as Kang started speaking on stage. Later, Kang left the venue.

“Our aim was not to stop the rally or disturb party chief’s speech in any way. We just wanted to convey to him that an outsider as candidate is not acceptable to us,” said Baljinder Singh, an AAP worker.

Youth Congress leader Kamaljit Singh Brar said, “AAP says their slogan is Kejriwal saara Punjab tere naal. Today, we asked Kejriwal whether he is with Punjab or Haryana on SYL row.”

Reacting to protests, Kang said it was the handiwork of Opposition parties. “They sent a few people to stage this protest against me. Otherwise, none in my constituency is against my candidature,” said Kang