Clash Averted At 2 Places In Chhotepur’s House District Of Gurdaspur

Ravi Dhaliwal

Tribune News Service

Gurdaspur, August 28

The Gurdaspur administration is keeping a watchful eye over the circumstance in former Punjab convener of AAP Sucha Singh Chhotepurs home district even as the police avoided a clash at 2 locationsput on Sunday between pro- and anti-Kejriwal advocates.
In Dinanagar, Amandeep Singh Gill, a patriot of Chhotepur and AAPs Gurdaspur zonal in-charge, led a march of 200 advocates to the place where Kejriwals followers, including previous cabinet minister Balbir Singh Baath, AAPs Gurdaspur observer Ankush Narang and celebration prospect from Fatehgarh Churian Gurvinder Singh Shampura, were holding a meeting.
A potentially-volatile situation was pacified after SSP Jasdeep Singh rapidly dispatched an authorities celebration which guaranteed that both the groups were separated by almost 100 metre.
In Dera Baba Nanak, where a comparable conference was held today, the Batala Authorities, after getting inputs about an impending clash, provided a heavy security cover at the place.
Gurvinder Shampura is organising a rally to be dealt with by AAP MP from Sangrur Bhagwant Mann at Kala Afghana town falling in Fatehgarh Churian segment on September 4.
However, Deputy Commissioner Pardeep Sabharwal said the consent will be given only after going through authorities reports. Sources declare that the reports are not extremely favorable following which a nod to rally may not be provided at all.
Batala SSP Daljinder Singh Dhillon said the police were waiting for more inputs before a last choice is taken on the rally.
A groundswell of support is being seen in favour of Chhotepur in this district which forms a part of the Gurdaspur Parliamentary seat. Throughout the 2014 elections, Chhotepur handled to bag 1.74 lakh votes, spectacular even the most experienced of political observers. In the 2012 assembly elections, he objected to from the Qadian seat, falling in this district, and bagged 17,000 votes.
Even his arch-rivals like senior SAD leader and previous cabinet minister S S Sekhwan are coming out openly in Chhotepurs assistance.
Today, Sekhwan held an interview in which he said, Chhotepur is one of the most honest politicians in Punjab politics. This assumes significance as throughout the last assembly polls, Chhotepur and Sekhwan were taken part in a bitter battle for the Qadian seat. Their spoken outbursts against each other at that time had ended up being the talk of the town.
The Gurdaspur SSP stated cops were prepared to split the whip if any order issue erupted. Some leaders, having a past history of indulging in violence are under watch, he included.