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Roadshow won’t enter Haryana: Jakhar

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Patiala, October 5

The Congress has said the state leadership has planned a tractor roadshow, involving over 5,000 tractors, till Haryana border and "there are no plans as for now to enter the neighbouring state".

The statement comes hours after Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij said it "has no problem if Congress leader Rahul Gandhi enters the state" for his tractor rallies tomorrow, but he wouldn't be allowed to bring a big crowd to disturb the atmosphere.

PPCC president Sunil Jakhar said: "A tractor rally of Congress workers and farmers will follow Rahul Gandhi from Dudhan Sadhan till Haryana border. We have no reason to disturb peace anywhere. The Congress leadership from Haryana will receive Rahul Gandhi and lead the rally there."

Rahul, who is holding tractor rallies in the state against the farm laws, is set to reach Pehowa town in Kurukshetra district of Haryana with his supporters tomorrow, following a public rally at Dudhan Sadhan in Sanaur. — TNS


Sidelights

  • Cabinet minister Vijay Inder Singla accompanied Rahul all through the event, even refused a seat on the stage
  • Cabinet minister Brahm Mohindra left the venue after greeting Rahul. Sources said he was not keeping well
  • Despite the rally being held to highlight farmers' plight, folk singer Pammi Bai performed with dancers

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Chandigarh: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) state general secretary Harchand Singh Bursat on Monday alleged that the entire state government machinery, including the police force, was deployed to facilitate Rahul's visit to Punjab, leading to a rise in loot, robbery and murder cases in the state. He termed the tractor rallies political theatrics. TNS

Call special Assembly session, SAD asks Capt

New Delhi: SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday asked Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh not to sell the interests of Punjabis to corporate houses. He said: "It is better you (CM) call a special session of the state Assembly to repeal the amendments made by you in the APMC Act in 2017 as well as bring in new legislation to make the entire state a single 'mandi'. TNS



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