Youth Cong demands PM’s statement on terror attack
Youth Congress on Monday demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement and the resignation of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal over the terror attack in Gurdaspur leading to the death of five people, including one policeman.
Scores of activists, who had gathered near External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s residence to protest against the Lalit Modi issue, quickly changed their agenda as reports of the raging gun battle came in.
Led by Youth Congress President <g data-gr-id="18">Amrinder</g> Raja Brar and Rajya Sabha MP Raj Babbar, the workers raised slogans against Modi saying insurgency was staging a come back to Punjab after decades of peace.
The protesters also burnt effigies of the Prime Minister and Badal for their alleged laxity in dealing with “growing security threat”.
“Insurgency seem to be coming back to Punjab which has remained peaceful since the 90’s. Our CM (Beant Singh) laid down his life for securing the state. The Prime Minister calls himself a ‘chowkidar’. Such a ‘chowkidar’ should be thrown out,” Babbar said.
Brar urged Modi to address a press conference for failing to prevent the attacks even after “intelligence agencies issued warning”. “His <g data-gr-id="22">56 inch</g> chest seems to have deflated to 5.6 <g data-gr-id="21">inch</g>,” he said.