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Security Guards of Punjab cabinet minister manhandled media persons at Amritsar function

PUNJAB NEWS LINE | August 01, 2022 04:48 PM

AMRITSAR: A State level program of Ujjwal Bharat, Ujjwal Bhavishya was held here today wherein Punjab Cabinet Minister for Power and Energy Mr. Harbhajan Singh was the chief guest.

During the state level function a live address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was watched wherein Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen interacting with electricity consumers of Visakhapatnam in virtual mode during an event organised as part of "Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya Power@2047."

At the end of the function, during the press conference the minister Harbhajan Singh got irritated and called the police force when some media persons asked the minister about the denial of power connection to consumers living in the Ranjit Avenue colony developed by Amritsar Improvement Trust Authority.

Police force led by the one DSP, two inspectors reached on the spot, manhandled the media persons and forced them to move out from the hall where the function was being held.

President Chandigarh Punjab Journalists Association Jasbir Singh Patti said that a series of state level protests against the Punjab Cabinet Minister for Power and Energy Mr. Harbhajan Singh to be organized across the Punjab. He asked the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to ask the minister concerned to tender his resignation forthwith to misbehave and manhandle with the media.

It may be mentioned here that Deputy Commissioner Amritsar, Harpreet Singh who is also chairman of Amritsar Improvement Trust had also earlier directed the PSPCL border zone chief Balkrishan to provide power connections to the consumers living in the Ranjit Avenue locality but in vain.

 
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