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State level function was in Attari: Govt spokesperson

Press Trust of India  |  Amritsar 

The government today said the state-level function to commemorate the 172nd Martyrdom Day of General was held at the Gate-War Memorial, in Attari, and not in his native village.

Reacting to that Amarinder Singh did not address the function at Attariwala's village, a said there was no state-level programme there.

In fact, Amarinder decided to visit the village, after attending the function at the Gate-War Memorial here, to pay his respects at the 'samadh' of Gen Attariwala.

The said there was only one state-level event to mark the occasion, which the attended as scheduled and specified in a state government advertisement in various newspapers this morning.

The event referred to by the was organised by the General Trust, and was not a part of the chief minister's itinerary, he said.

There was, therefore, no question of the skipping the programme, he added.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 22:30 IST