Chandigarh: The Congress government in Punjab has withdrawn CM Charanjeet Singh Channi's order to play bhajans at programmes to suppress the sloganeering of protesters. The order has been withdrawn saying that there was a mistake in its writing. In fact, the office of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) of the Special Security Unit had on Thursday issued a letter to deputy commissioners, police commissioners, and senior superintendents of police regarding "security arrangements on CM's visit".
The letter in the Gurumukhi script said that some organizations raise slogans on the CM's visit. So, whenever the CM of Punjab reaches your district for an event and other organizations perform, DJs should be put up and played Gurbani Shabd or religious songs so that slogans are not heard. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA and Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Harpal Singh Cheema had attacked the government after the letter went viral on the internet.
Harpal Singh had termed the order as "extremely shameful". He had also shared the order on Twitter. Cheema tweeted, 'Charanjeet Channi, how scared are you? Adopting such tactics to suppress the voice of the protesting union shows your fear. You are not ready to face them or listen to them. You just pretend to be sympathetic to those who are fighting for their rights. It is very shameful. '