BJP city unit starts signature campaign against Bansal
Continuing with their tirade against Union Minister for Railways Pawan Kumar Bansal, members of the city unit of Bhartiya Janata Party on Monday started a Jan Jagran Abhiyan. As part of this, a signature campaign in the markets of the city was initiated, garnering support to demand resignation of the minister. The campaign was initiated from Sector 17 and will in the coming days be taken to all the sectors.
BJP leaders went to shopkeepers in the sector and sought their signatures on a petition to demand Bansal's resignation following the arrest of his nephew allegedly accepting bribe from a member of the Railway Board. Party president Sanjay Tandon along with other leaders of the party were present.
Over the past two days, the members of BJP have been holding protests at different places in the city including the railway station and outside Bansal's residence. The members of its student wing, ABVP, were canecharged on Sunday.
BJP leader Arun Sood said that the party would now be creating awareness among the residents about the issue. "We will collect signatures of thousands of city residents demanding the resignation of Pawan Bansal. The campaign has been started today and all sectors will be covered," he said.
Reacting to the canecharging of the ABVP members, Sood said that the Congress was misusing its power. He said that while Congress workers were involved in the clash no action was taken against them.
Meanwhile BJP president Sanjay Tandon said that the campaign would continue till Pawan Bansal resigns or the central government asks him to demit office.
Meanwhile, the Chandigarh unit of Janata Dal United on Monday also held a protest demonstration in front of the CBI office, Sector 30 to demand the sacking of local MP Pawan Bansal from the Union Cabinet and his immediate arrest in the alleged case of bribe taken by his nephew.