Water cannon used as BJP workers protest against Punjab govt; some leaders briefly detained

Updated: Sep 22 2022 6:48PM

Water cannon used as BJP workers protest against Punjab govt; some leaders briefly detained

Chandigarh, Sep 22 (PTI) Amid the simmering rift between the AAP government in Punjab and the governor, the police here Thursday aborted a BJP march to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann's residence by deploying barricades, using water cannon and briefly detaining protesting leaders including the state BJP chief.

The BJP had announced the 'gherao' of the chief minister's official residence, accusing his six-month-old government of "failing on all fronts".

The march by state BJP chief Ashwani Sharma and other senior party leaders was being taken out a day after Governor Banwarilal Purohit withdrew his permission to the AAP government to hold a special session to bring a confidence motion.