Addressing a massive public gathering under party’s “Jan Sammelans’ being organised in ward No. 60 of Paloura area, Manhas said it is indeed unfortunate that today even after 65 years of independence, lakhs of refugees from West Pakistan have not been granted citizenship rights. These helpless people are leading miserable lives. For decades, they are consistently agitating, holding protests, sitting on hunger strikes, courting arrests in different parts of the state. These people have been also observing hunger strikes even in
He said that the only reason for not granting full citizenship rights to refugees from west Pakistan is that almost all of them belong to a particular faith and they preferred to settle in
Manhas said that BJP has been supporting the demands of refugees and declared that the party will always raise their issue at al the apropriate platefom in future too.
BJP State Vice-President Bali Bhagat said that the party has been reaching the people by organising such “Jan Sammelans” in order to educate them about the anti-people policies of the state government and mobilise their support in favour of the BJP so that we win maximum seats in the forthcoming local bodies elections.
Karan Singh, Hans Raj Manhas, Joginder Singh Chib, Rajinder Singh Chib were prominent among others who also addressed the gathering.