Navjot Kaur Sidhu leads in Amritsar (N)
BJP MLA from Amritsar (North) Navjot Kaur Sidhu led the Tiranga Yatra in Amritsar on Saturday.
BJP district president Rajesh Kumar Honey also participated in the Tiranga Yatra carried out in Amritsar East constituency along with Sidhu. A total of four such processions were taken out in Amritsar on Saturday. Rajya Sabha MP Shawt Malik lead Yatra in Amritsar west, Punjab cabinet minister Anil Joshi led Yatra in Amritsar North and party national secretary Tarun Chugh in Amritsar Central.
There are strong rumors that former MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, Navjot Kaur Sidhu’s husband, had plans of joining the AAP. Navjot Kaur Sidhu herself remained highly critical of BJP leadership in state.
“I had informed Navjot Kaur on Wednesday of the party program. She was responded and arranged for the procession,” said Rajesh Kumar Honey. “Another procession in the city will be taken out on Sunday by BJP Yuva Morcha. It is to instill the spirit of nationalism among the citizens. All the leaders, including Navjot Kaur Sidhu, have been invited for the procession. However, I have been told that she left for Delhi today.”
In Doaba, Sampla flags off march
In Doaba region, the Yatra was taken out in over half-a-dozen places. In Jalandhar Cantonment, the state BJP chief and Union Minister of State Vijay Sampla flagged off the Yatra, which passed through various markets amidst loud chants of “Bharat Mata ki Jai”.
Similar marches were taken out from Sham Churasi in Hoshiarpur district under the leadership of district BJP chief Dr. Raman Ghai and state BJP SC Morcha chief, Manjit Bali.
In Nawanshahr district a Yatra was taken out from Khatkar Kalan, the native village of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, under the leadership of district BJP chief, Sanjeev Bhardwaj. In Nawanshahr, there was a scuffle between the cadres of BJP and its youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Marcha (BJYM), after which some youth wing leaders boycotted the rally. Jalandhar BJP chief Ramesh Sharma, said that five such marches were take out in Jalandhar on Saturday, in which senior party leaders and cadres participated in full strength.
On Sunday, a Yatra is expected to be flagged off from Hoshiarpur.