Chandigarh august 13: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today strongly condemned the coercive action by the UT Police of Chandigarh administration against the peacefully protesting BJP leaders and workers from Punjab in the city.
In a statement here, Mr. Badal said that the Chandigarh Administration ran against the basic norms of democratic functioning. He called upon the Administrator of UT Administration General (Retd.) S.F.Rodrigues to immediately convene a meeting of civil and police officers to direct them to exercise restraint while dealing such peaceful demonstrations. Mr. Badal reiterated that to lodge a peaceful protest was the right of every citizen in a democratic setup and law enforcing agencies should aptly handle the situation.