Ludhiana, June 12 : Several Congress workers today gheraoed the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation office while protesting against its alleged poor functioning.
The protesters led by the party's local MP Ravneet Singh Bittu jumped barricades erected by police and tried to lock the main gate of the office.
They also raised slogans against the SAD-BJP led Punjab government. Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is totally nonfunctional and no development work is being carried out in the city from the last five years, the Congress MP said, adding the city has just become a heap of garbage.
Police took about 100 demonstrators including Bittu, MLAs Bharat Bhushan Ashu and Surinder Dawar and District Congress Committee chief Gurpreet Singh Gogi into preventive custody.
Meanwhile, local Akali MLA Ranjeet Singh Dhillon said that Bittu was just playing to the galleries and alleged that the Ludhiana MP had done nothing for the city in the last one year.
Dhillon said that all the promises made by the state government about development of Ludhiana were being fulfilled.