Chandigarh, Nov 5: Aiming to draw political mileage against the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance government in Punjab, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi arrived in Faridkot district on Thursday to console families of two victims of police firing last month.
Rahul, who arrived in Kotkapura town earlier in the day, visited the house of police firing victim Gurjit Singh in Sarawa village first. He spent over 20 minutes with the victim's family.
He then headed to meet the family of another victim in Behbal Khurd village.
Rahul was accompanied by Punjab Congress putting up a united show with state Congress President Pratap Singh Bajwa, former chief minister and deputy leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh, Puinjab Congress legislature party leader Sunil Jakhar, Indian Youth Congress President Amrinder Singh Raja Warring and former chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal.
Two people were killed in alleged police firing in Behbal Kalan village last month during protests by Sikh activists.
The protests were against recent incidents of sacrilege of the Guru Granth Sahib in Punjab.