PM photo on ‘108 ambulances’: Youth Cong leaders booked
The case has been filed against Youth Congress leader Vikas Soni and seven to eight unknown persons for putting the photo of Manmohan Singh on Dial 108 Ambulances that already carries the photo of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
The development left the Punjab Youth Congress miffed. “How can they book Youth Congress leaders, when the ambulance in question is a part of a centrally-sponsored scheme under the National Rural Health Mission,” party chief Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary said, adding that, “ I have been informed that Congress workers at a few other places have also been slapped with similar cases”.
“Putting a photograph of Badal on ambulances that are part of a centrally-sponsored scheme is even more serious and amounts to defacement of property,” Chaudhary told The Indian Express.
The 108 ambulance service issue has snowballed into a big controversy with Youth Congress leaders taking to the streets to put photo of the Prime Minister on the ambulances in an attempt to drive home their point that it was the UPA government that had sponsored the service.
Youth Akali Dal members led by Manjit Singh Manna, on Sunday, reacted to the move of Youth Congress leaders by pasting photographs of Punjab CM, Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal and cabinet minister Bikram
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