Jagraon: Disturbed over the cancellation of permission earlier granted for the party conference to be addressed by Bhagwant Mann, MP, on August 24, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers led by the party leader and member of state social media team Gopi Sharma, staged a protest outside the office of EO, Municipal Council, Jagraon on Saturday.
Among others who participated in the protest included Kisan and Labour Wing state general secretary and candidate from Ludhiana West Ahbaab Singh Grewal, SC/ST Wing president Gurmail Singh, state vice president Parkash Singh Jandiali, state joint secretary administration and grievance Darshan Singh Shankar, vice president MC Jagraon Davinderjit Singh Sidhu, sector coordinator Jagjiwan Singh Dalla, Mewa Singh Gujjarwal, Sarvjit Kaur Manuke, Arshdeep Singh, Jaspreet Singh Chitkara, Shivdeep Rana, media team member Umesh Chhabra, Zone Labour Wing Coordinator Rajinderpal Kaur, Manu Sharma and Shailender Singh Barewal.
Earlier, on the recommendation of EO Municipal Council, SDM Jagraon granted permission for holding rally at Rani Jhansi Chowk and later on the alleged directions of local SAD MLA, the SDM issued another letter August 19 to cancel the granted permission citing the reason that rally will cause inconvenience to the public.It is pertinent to mention that all political parties and other organisations used to hold rallies at this venue with the permission of local SDM, even few days back, AAP organised a function at this venue with the permission of the authorities.
Later, succumbing to the protest, the EO, MC while accepting his mistake, re-granted permission for holding the rally on August 24 at the same venue.The local AAP leader and member state social media team Gopi Sharma strongly criticised the local administration for working under the autocratic dictates of SAD MLA to deny the democratic rights of opponents.
He said that the SAD-BJP leaders were completely desperate from the rising graph of AAP in Punjab and were shown foolish tactics. He warned that if the democratic right of the AAP of holding political rallies is being denied, then the AAP will give befitting reply. The AAP leaders also told the officers to judiciously use powers in granting permissions to all parties during the electioneering in future as it cannot be denied of.
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