Chandigarh, Sep 20, 2020-
Hundreds of Youth Congress activists, led by party’s Punjab unit President Sunil Jakhar, were stopped from heading towards Delhi at the Haryana border near Ambala on Sunday with the police using water cannons to disperse them.
They were protesting against the passage of the three agricultural Bills.
The protesters, including Youth Congress chief Barinder Singh Dhillon, were adamant on heading to the national capital to surround the Parliament to lodge their protest.
“The Modi-led BJP government has ruined the business class with its anti-people policies and is now hell-bent to destroy the farming sector with the anti-farmer bills,” Dhillon told the media.
Earlier, Punjab Police barricaded the road leading to Haryana.
The protesters, who started their protest march from Dera Bassi town in Mohali district, also set on fire a tractor on which they were riding.
Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij had said they would not allow the protesters from Punjab to pass through the state for Delhi. (Agency)