Punjab Congress leaders, former ministers, former MLAs and current MLAs who reached to meet Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann were taken into custody by Chandigarh Police today. More than 60 leaders including Congress state president Amarinder Singh Raja Wading, former MLA of Jalandhar West constituency Sushil Rinku, MLA of Cantt Pargat Singh and former MLA of Jalandhar Central constituency Rajinder Beri have been detained.
This will be the first time that the opposition CM has sat on a dharna inside the residence. In Punjab, a case of corruption has been registered against two former Congress ministers Sadhu Singh Dharamsot and Sangat Singh Giljian. Former minister Sadhu Singh has been arrested in the case, while a raid is being carried out to arrest Giljiyan. The Congress has described this action as politically motivated.
Against this action taken by the Vigilance Bureau, former state and present MLAs led by Congress state president Amarinder Singh Raja Wading and MLA Pratap Singh Bajwa reached his residence to meet Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. Congress leaders staged a dharna outside Mann’s residence for half an hour. He was then called inside.