Attack on workers: BSP threatens stir

Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, April 10

The BSP has threatened to launch a statewide agitation if the Punjab Government fails to arrest the culprits responsible for the attack on workers participating in the Shiri march at Nijamibad near Makhu on Saturday. This was stated by Mr Hargopal Singh, secretary of the BSP unit, Punjab, while talking to mediapersons here today.

He condemned the attack and alleged that SAD and Congress leaders had organised the attack to harass BSP workers. He said sharp-edged weapons were used in the attack, as a result of which more than 12 workers were injured, four of them seriously.

He said the BSP had started marches from Balmik Tirath, Amritsar, and Kesgarh Sahib. Both marches would reach Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabo, on April 13 to take part in a rally. Mr Kanshi Ram and Ms Mayawati would address the rally, he said.

The BSP would also celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar at Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala on April 14 and public rallies would be organised in the cities, he added.

Source:The Tribune
Referred by: Mukundan CM
Published on: April 16, 2001
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