‘STA­TION WHERE GANDHI WAS ONCE AR­RESTED BE­ING IG­NORED’

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - Metro - Prabhu Raz­dan prabhu.raz­dan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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