Sushma, Jaitley brought to Punjab from Jammu

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Pathankot, Jan 24 (PTI) Senior BJP leaders SushmaSwaraj and Arun Jaitely were today brought to Madhopur inPunjab from Jammu, where they were stopped from leaving theairport in the run-up to the party''s plan to hoist thetricolour in Srinagar on Republic Day.

The leaders were transported in separate vehicles byofficials of the Jammu and Kashmir government.

A large number of BJP workers and leaders, includingPunjab Industry Minister Manoranjan Kalia, Transport MinisterMohan Lal, Lok Sabha MP Navjot Singh Sidhu and Punjab BJPPresident Ashwani Sharma, welcomed the leaders at the RaviBridge at Madhopur.

The BJP leaders will address a party rally atPathankot before the Ekta Yatra of the party led by Youth WingPresident Anurag Thakur proceed to Lakanpur in Jammu andKashmir.

Interacting with media persons, Swaraj and Jaitelysaid that they have been wrongly detained at Jammu airport onthe pretext of Section 144 Crpc (prohibitory orders).

"We did not come for a Satyagraha. We have come forTiranga Yatra. Wont give up. Come what may...We will enter J&Kagain," Sushma tweeted.

"Just dumped on J&K-Punjab border. This place iscalled Madhopur," she said.

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