Don’t flout traffic rules, new regional Youth Akali Dal chief tells workers

Scenes of YAD workers arguing with police personnel after violating traffic norms are quite common.

Written by Raakhi Jagga | Ludhiana | Updated: December 13, 2014 12:23:08 am
YAD-l Tarsem Bhinder (center) with the Youth Akali Dal workers in Ludhiana. (Source: IE photo by Gurmeet Singh)

Youth Akali Dal workers should not be found jumping red lights or violating other traffic rules.

This was stated by Tarsem Bhinder, YAD’s Malwa zone 3 president, during his first meeting with the city YAD workers at Dugri on Thursday afternoon.

Scenes of YAD workers arguing with police personnel after violating traffic norms are quite common. In what raised serious doubts about their intention to obey traffic rules, the Akali outfit even on Thursday flouted norms by displaying illegal hoardings for this meeting across the city.

The meeting was arranged by Meetpal Dugri, one of the aspirants to be Ludhiana uban YAD president. Bhinder said, “All the workers who attended this meeting were asked to take a pledge to follow traffic rules and pay fine if they do not follow by any chance. YAD’s name should not be misused again,” he added.

He said, “Apart from this, fight against drugs is our main issue in Punjab. We not only need to make the youth aware of harms of drugs, but also want them to help the police in catching the suppliers.” The workers took a pledge in this regard.

To obey traffic rules and to make people stay away from the drug menace are the two main focus areas for YAD workers as of now, according to Bhinder who is the regional president of Ludhiana, Ropar and Moga districts. A total of 22 Vidhan Sabha constituencies fall in this zone.

Bhinder agreed that Ludhiana did not have any suitable YAD leadership. “For more than three years, there has been no YAD president in Ludhiana. But before December 25, we will be announcing two YAD presidents each for Ludhiana urban and Ludhiana rural.”

About six people are in the race for the posts of two YAD presidents for Ludhiana urban and Ludhiana rural. They are Meetpal Dugri, Tanvir Singh Dhaliwal, Gurpreet Singh Babbal, Ravinder Pal Singh Minku, Gurdeep Singh Gosha and Baljeet Singh Chatwal.

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