Several Congress leaders get gunmen in Ludhiana. The tall claims of government and ruling Congress party of ending VIP culture in state comes under fire after the government provides Police security cover to several leaders in Ludhiana. Interestingly, the majority of leaders have taken gunman from Punjab Police as status symbol. During the campaigning of Assembly elections the Congress party had mentioned in its election manifesto that they will shut VIP culture and the ministers will not use helicopters in state. After the Congress government was formed, the security cover of several politicians was axed and installation of beacon son vehicles was prohibited. However within few months the leaders of ruling party were provided with gunman by the government. The leaders who were provided with gunman were District Congress president (Urban) Gurpreet Gogi, District President of Congress (Rural) Gurdev Singh lapran, Ludhiana Youth Congress president Rajiv Raja, Congress leader Amarjit Singh Tikka, Youth Congress leader Sukhwinder Raja and some others.The leaders who got Police security cover were the close aides of Member of Parliament (MP) Ravneet Singh Bittu and MLAs of ruling party.Sources said that local MP Ravneet Singh Bittu has played important role in getting gunmen for his party leaders. A senior party leader requesting anonymity Said that the Congress party has announced to end VIP culture but now the party leaders were provided with gunmen just for status symbol. Each cop attached with leader costs approximately seventy to eighty thousand to government treasury and the government is wasting the money. Interestingly, the leaders who were provided with gunman don’t have any posts in government. A Congress leader said that If MLA of ruling party Bharat Bhushan Ashu move without any gunman then why the party leaders need security cover.The officials of security Branch of Ludhiana police told that the gunmen were provided following the orders of Police headquarters, Chandigarh. Former MLA and district President of Akali Dal Ranjit Singh Dhillon said that the leaders of ruling party were misusing their power by moving along with gunmen. If the leaders have any threat they should hire private security guards or pay for security cover to government. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Spokesperson Darshan Singh Shankar said that the Congress government is exposed within few months of formation of government. During campaigning of elections the Congress party has announced to shun VIP culture as AAP has already done in Delhi.
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