One person was injured after police resorted to a lathi charge to disperse BJP workers protesting against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s visit here.
Around 80 protestors were detained by police after they raised slogans and tried to gherao Kejriwal at Gandhi Chowk area where the AAP national convener was scheduled to address a rally. They were later freed after the Delhi CM addressed the gathering and left, police said.
BJP district president Suresh Bhatia and Municipal Council president Naresh Mahajan led the protest by their party workers.
Earlier in the day, Kejriwal visited the Golden Temple and Durgiana Mandir in Amritsar.
Talking to media in Amritsar, Kejriwal said last night he met various associations of traders who were not “happy” with the ruling government in Punjab because of “rampant corruption” in government departments. Moreover the state government had failed to “support” traders, he alleged.