A strong protest demonstration was held outside PCC HQ Shaheedi Chowk here today over the dismissal of Harish Rawat led Congress Govt. in Uttarakhand and imposition of President’s rule in violation of constitutional and democratic norms.A large number of Congress leaders and workers led by PCC Chief G.A. Mir and other senior leaders of the party held a protest demonstration raising slogans against the BJP led Centre Govt. over the undemocratic step of imposition of President’s rule in Uttarakhand. The workers also burnt the effigy of BJP Govt. led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi against its undemocratic and dictatorial policies. The party workers raised anti-BJP and anti-Modi slogans and termed the action as undemocratic.A large number of Congress leaders and workers including Mahila workers assembled outside PCC HQ, carrying play cards and raising slogans criticizing the decision terming the same as murder of democracy. Senior leaders of PCC, Legislators, heads of frontal organizations and leaders of DCC and block of Jammu participated in the demonstration.Addressing the gathering PCC Chief G.A. Mir lashed out at the BJP and Modi Govt. for adopting undemocratic means to destabilize and dismiss the Congress Governments in the states.
He said that first in Arunachal Pradesh and now Uttarakhand, which amounts to murder of democracy. He said that the Governor had given date for the floor test to prove majority to the Harish Rawat Govt. but President’s rule was recommended by Centre and imposed a day before the floor test. He termed it a black day in the democracy of the Country and said that Congress would fight against the dictatorial policies of the BJP and Narendra Modi in all possible democratic manner.Senior leaders Sham Lal Sharma, Rigzin Jora, Raman Bhalla,G.N. Monga, Haji Abdul Rashid, Jahangir Mir, Kanta Bhan, Ravinder Sharma, Yogesh Sawhney, Dr. Manohar Lal, Sabir Khan, Vikram Malhotra, Manmohan Sikngh, Namrata Sharma, Surinder Singh Channi, Faqir Nath, Rajnish Sharma, MLA’s Ch. Mohd Akram, Gulzar Wani, Gulam Raza, Indu Pawar, Anil Chopra, Maheshwar Singh, Shiv Kumar Sharma, Kuldeep Verma, Sain Rashid, Ashok Sharma, Udheybhan Chib, Shafiq Mir, Pranav Shagotra, Neeraj Kundan, Neeraj Gupta, Ashwani Puri, Sanjeev Sharma, Manjit Singh Jatt, Pradeep Parihar, S. Gurdarshan Singh, Subash Bhagat, Bhupinder Singh, Kulbir Singh Pathania, Imran zaffar, were prominent those participated in the protest. (KNS)