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Punjab Congress to greet Modi by burning 'Chitta Rava'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Chandigarh, Oct 16: Opposition Congress party will greet Prime Minister rendra Modi by burning effigies of ‘Chitta Rava’ when he visits Ludhia city in Punjab on Tuesday.

Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh will lead the party leaders in burning the effigy of ‘Chitta Rava’ (colloquial term for synthetic drugs in Punjab) at the site of the Dusshera-eve clash between Youth Akali Dal and Congress leaders in Ludhia last week. Modi will attend an event of medium and small enterprises in Ludhia on October 18.

“As soon as Modi starts speaking, the ‘Chitta Rava’ will go up in flames,” Amarinder Singh said. “I will persolly burn the Chitta Rava, let them try and stop me if they can,” Amarinder said, challenging the Akali Dal government in the state.

“I want to show the Prime Minister what kind of goondas he is supporting,” he added. Amarinder said the Congress leaders will burn ‘Chitta Rava’ effigies in all the 117 assembly constituencies of the state on Tuesday.

The Congress leadership had blockaded Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s official residence for the last three days, demanding action against Punjab Police officers who allegedly played a partisan role in the Youth Akali Dal-Congress clash on October 10 and later booked six Congress leaders.

The sit-in outside Badal’s residence here, which continued even at night, ended on Saturday night. The protest ended after the Punjab government ordered the transfer of Ludhia Additiol Deputy Commissioner of Police Jaswinder Singh on Saturday evening. (IANS)

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