Congress turns heat on Akali Dal, sets ‘chitta Ravana’ ablaze

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Congress workers led by senior party leaders today took to the streets across the state to burn effigies of “chitta Ravana” as part of the party’s anti-drug drive.Despite reports of likely police attempts to thwart their plans the activists came out in large numbers to set the effigies on fire, with party president Capt Amarinder Singh witnessing the event at Baghapurana in Moga.Party leaders Rana Gurjit, Kewal Singh and Lal Singh were among those who led the workers to set the effigies ablaze in their respective segments.Amarinder, who was in Moga district as part of his Kisan Yatra that was launched from Chandigarh this morning, was present on the occasion of the slaying of the “Badal and Majithia effigies in the form of chitta Ravana” in Baghapurana.Reports of burning of effigies also poured in from Muktsar, Fazilka, Abohar and Jalandhar districts. A clarion call, given by Amarinder yesterday, had energised the party workers to burn the effigies in all Assembly segments of the state. Amarinder has planned to burn similar effigies in Ludhiana to coincide with Tuesday’s visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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