JALALABAD, Punjab—Soon after the implementation of the poll code by the Election Commission, the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab and Shiromani Akali Dal’s president Sukhbir Badal faced sharp wrath of masses in his turf constituency Jalalabad on January 8. Outraged common masses hurled stones on his caravan due to which some vehicles were damaged and some security personnel were injured.
Sukhbir Badal was on tour of some villages in Jalalabad constituency as per his schedule. When he went to village ‘KandhWala Hazar Khan’, the village residents complained about several issues being faced by them, however, the Deputy Chief Minister gave them no attention. Some villagers complained about public toilets built in the village but Sukhbir Badal didn’t listen to them carefully and consequently, outraged masses went out of the venue.
Once Sukhbir Badal left the venue along with his caravan, outraged masses started hurling stones on his caravan causing damage to some of vehicles. The Police immediately took action and the village was converted into Police cantonment within few minutes.
Sukhbir Badal has blamed Aam Aadmi Party leader Bhagwant Mann for inciting the common masses to hurl stones on Akali leaders. Notably, Bhagwant Mann has been also nominated by AAP from Jalalabad. Bhagwant Mann however denied any involvement. In a post on Facebook, the Aam Aadmi Party leader stated that the anguish was due to concerns of the common men, and not by Aam Aadmi Party.Sikh24 Editors can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org