Summary: Congress leaders had a narrow escape when they were burning effigies of Prime Minister Narendara Modi and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan at Bhandari Bridge here today. The burning effigies accidentally fell down on them. Senior Congress leaders Jugal Kishore, District president of the Congress (Urban), and Parmod Babala fell down while tying to escape from the fire. Meanwhile, Om Parkash Soni, MLA, and other senior leaders were also seen stepping behind while trying to escape from the burring effigies. Party activists doused the fire from the effigy to save the leaders. No injury has been reported in the incident.
Amritsar: Earlier, the activists of the District Congress Committee led by Jugal Kishore gathered at Bhandari Bridge and condemned the role of Modi in tackling the violence in Kashmir and attacks of the Pakistan army on Indian soldiers. They staged a protest against Pakistan’s inhuman act of killing and beheading two Indian soldiers during the ceasefire violation in the Poonch area.Speaking on the occasion, Jugal Kishore, the district president stated that Modi used to claim that he has a 56-inch chest and will teach a lesson to Pakistan.“Now, he has to show courage as crores of the Indians are behind him. The stone pelters are slapping our soldiers and the Pakistan army has been beheading them. Modi should take strict action to teach a lesson to Pakistan”, said Jugal Kishore.Om Parkash Soni, MLA, stated that Pakistan habitually violates the ceasefire. The Indian Army is powerful enough to behead several Pakistani soldiers, but we follow ethics. MLA Sunil Dutti advocated that the Indian Army be given a free hand against Pakistan.Prominent Congress leaders including Rajkawal Singh Lucky, Harjinder Singh Thekedar, Om Parkash Gabbar and Ashwani Pappu were present on the occasion.