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Swarna Ram supporters protest against BJP leader Som Parkash

Press Trust of India  |  Phagwara 

A faction of led by the supporters of a senior leader Chaudhary Swarna Ram today held a demonstration against party from Phagwara Som Parkash.

The demonstration was launched when a meeting of BJP's state executive committee led by President Kamal Sharma was being held here.

Swarna Ram's supporters, in his absence, demanded an apology from Som Parkash as one of his supporters, Rakesh Duggal, in a press conference a week ago had allegedly dubbed the rival group as spent up cartridges.

Parkash was also present in that conference.

Raising slogans against Prakash, who is also Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Local Bodies of the state, the protesters even tried to move towards the venue of the BJP meeting but were stopped by the heavy police force deployed there.

Union minister Vijay Sampla tried to pacify the protesters but in vain.

Former district BJP President Tejasvi Bhardwaj, party's former Phagwara Block President Chander Mohan Chawla, former Zila Parishad member Avtar Singh Mand among others participated in today's protest.

First Published: Fri, January 09 2015. 18:07 IST