Jalalabad (Ferozepur): High voltage drama played by some unemployed linemen, who dared to climb on the 220 kv electric supply pole in Jalalabad on friday to draw the attention of the Government regarding their employment.
Interestingly when unemployed lineman Om Parkash Jagdish Lal and Juj Singh climbed on the high voltage electric pole and other staged dharna on the road and raised the slogans against the Punjab Government.
Karaj Singh Ferozepur told that the government had advertised in 2011 to recruit 5,000 linemen in the electricity department, but only one thousand linemen were given jobs and deceived the other applicants leaving in lurch. He said that they would continue their struggle till their demands would be accepted.
On the other hand Bhagwant Maan who arrived at the spot assured the protesters especially those who had climbed on the pole that after coming in power AAP would give the permanent jobs to the remaining four thousand unemployed linemen.
Bhagwant Maan appealed to the protesters not to risk their lives and get down from the poles.