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Rally presses for creation of Chandigarh as a state

The Chandigarh Territorial Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday held a cycle rally to start its mass contact programme.

The Chandigarh Territorial Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday held a cycle rally to start its mass contact programme. The aim was to make people aware of the need for creation of Chandigarh as a state with a permanent status of Union Territory.

The rally,which started from the Sector 29-31 roundabout,covered the markets of northern sectors of Chandigarh and terminated at sector 7,8,18 and 19 roundabout.

A delegation led by Surinder Bhardwaj,president of the city unit of the party,along with other office-bearers submitted a memorandum to Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil. The other demands included formation of a Legislative Assembly after inclusion of the adjoining areas in Chandigarh.

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First published on: 16-05-2012 at 03:52 IST
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