Cong leader angered for not being allowed to address rally

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Ludhiana, Jun 5 (UNI) All India Congress Committee (AICC) member and former MP Jagmeet Singh Brar has taken the Punjab Congress leaders to task for not permitting him to speak at the rally organised by the party at Moga today, against the alleged repression let loose by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP against its workers.

''I will take up this matter with the party high command,'' he said while addressing mediapersons on his arrival here from Moga.

Mr Brar, who represented Faridkot in the Lok Sabha, pointed out that he should have been allowed to address the rally as it was held in the constituency which he had represented.

''I feel that my name was omitted from the list of speakers by the organisers as I would have criticised the Badal clan in his speech and certain persons did not want this,'' he claimed while pointing out that he would bring the facts before the party high command.

Mr Brar left the rally site when state unit chief Rajinder Kaur Bhattal started speaking after AICC general secretary Margaret Alva completed her speech. The supporters of Mr Brar too poured out of the rally site when their leader was not allowed to speak.

Mrs Alva, when questioned about her party colleagues behaviour after the rally at Moga, denied that Mr Brar's name had been deliberately kept out of the list of speakers. She claimed that as the rally commenced late, she herself had asked the organisers to cut short the programme.

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