Chandigarh – The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday burnt effigies and raised slogans against the Congress government in state-wide protests after its legislator Amarjit Singh Sandoa was allegedly attacked by members of a sand mining mafia in Rupnagar district. Sandoa was visiting a quarry on Thursday to verify reports of illegal sand mining in Rupnagar’s Beinhara village when he was attacked with iron rods and wooden planks.The AAP workers demonstrated at various places across Punjab including Rupnagar, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Moga. In Chandigarh, a party delegation led by Sukhpal Singh Khaira, also the Leader of Opposition in the state assembly met Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore over the attack on Sandoa and illegal sand mining. Condemning the attack on the Rupnagar MLA, the opposition party alleged that the mining mafia continued to flourish under the present regime. “During the past ten years the mining mafia flourished under the SAD-BJP rule. urish under the present Congress regime too,” Khaira said.
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