Chandigarh, March 28, SAD-BJP coalition Government in the state has proved its widely publicized motto “Raj Nahi, Sewa”, by merciless beating of women Anganwari workers at Bathinda on Thursday.
Punjab Congress President and Leader of the Opposition Mrs. Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and Punjab Congress Working President Sh. Mohinder Sing Kay Pee in a joint statement here today strongly condemned the shameful, unfortunate and uncalled for brutal act of beating mercilessly, dragging and manhandling of innocent women Anganwari workers who were protesting democratically and peacefully against the Badal Government for its failure to meet their genuine demands. They said that the way policemen and senior officials over enthusiastically tried to tie the hands of protests with a rope (as reported in press) and drag then towards a police vehicle calls for strong condemnation by one and all. They said that perhaps definition of so-called “Sewa” was quite different in the dictionary of Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal.
Mrs. Bhattal & Kay Pee said that the present regime to put its failures on every front under the carpet was humiliating and meting barbaric & inhumanly treatment to those protesting demonstrators against the government for their legitimate rights. Congress leaders demanded an immediate and time bound independent enquiry into the incident and strong punishment for the erring officials.