Amit Shah bike rally LIVE updates: BJP bikers head to Jind; Haryana Police detain Congress, INLD leaders
BJP president Amit Shah is in Jind, Haryana, to take part in âYuva Hunkarâ rally, which is going to see the participation of more than one lakh motorcycle riders today.
The rally is being seen as an attempt by the BJP to consolidate its hold on Jind and adjoining areas. Jind is considered to be the nerve centre of Haryana politics. Acording to reports, hundreds of bikers wearing saffron colour helmets, clothes were on bikes on the way to Jind.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar is personally overseeing the arrangements along with state party president Subhash Barala and Haryana BJP party in-charge Anil Jain.
"All necessary arrangements for tomorrow's rally have been made," the Haryana chief minister told reporters.
According to the claims of BJP leaders, over a lakh bikes will participate in Shah 039;s rally.
The Party has made it mandatory for its MLAs from all 90 constituencies and local leaders to reach on bikes in full strength.
Tight security arrangements have been made in view of the rally, officials said. Armed jawans could be seen in different parts of Jind and some adjoining towns, including roads leading to the venue at Pandu Pindara village, on the outskirts of the Jind city.
A few Companies of paramilitary forces have also reached Jind. Police and security forces have been put on alert to prevent any untoward incident taking place during the rally.
The All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti had earlier withdrawn their proposed protest rally in Jind tomorrow after talks with Khattar and Union Minister Birender Singh on Sunday night. The opposition parties, however, decided to protest in a peaceful manner.
State AAP chief Naveen Jaihind has announced presenting 'pakodas' ; to Shah over the BJP's alleged failure to generate the promised three lakh jobs for the youth in the last three years. Main opposition INLD had announced it will show black flags and balloons to protest failure of the BJP government on various fronts including the SYL canal issue.
With inputs from PTI
Published Date: Feb 15, 2018 12:16 PM | Updated Date: Feb 15, 2018 12:40 PMSource: Google News