‘STATION WHERE GANDHI WAS ONCE ARRESTED BEING IGNORED’
FARIDABAD:The Haryana Congress on Tuesday lashed out at the ruling BJP for ignoring Palwal railway station where the British police arrested Mahatma Gandhi about a hundred years ago.
To commemorate the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Tuesday, the Congress launched a campaign against the state and central government’s “anti-people and anti-poor policies”, appealing the people to vote out the BJP government in the next election.
“It is saddening to see the poor condition of Palwal railway station, which had shot to fame after the British police arrested Mahatma Gandhi for the first time on April 10, 1919, here,” said Ashok Tanwar, president of the Haryana Congress, while addressing party workers near the station on Tuesday.
“Our Prime Minister invite world dignitaries to Sabarmati Ashram and always try to use Mahatma to build his own image but on the ground he does nothing to preserve our heritage like the one at Palwal,” Tanwar said.
Tanwar alleged that the BJP government in Haryana has “failed on all fronts”.
Tanwar said that there was no law and order in Haryana and the safety and security of women is on stake with the incidents of rape becoming commonplace.
“Gandhiji’s message of peace and non violence is relevant today and the Congress will spread the message of love and compassion throughout the state,” Tanwar said.