Several Shiromani Akali Dal staged a protest in Patiala on Tuesday against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and party MLA Naresh Yadav in Patiala.
Earlier on Monday, Hundreds of Akali workers, led by former Punjab Wakf Board Chairman Mohammad Izhar Alam, staged a protest in Malerkotla against Kejriwal near the venue of his Iftar party on the Malerkotla-Ludhiana road.
Holding black flags, the SAD workers tried in vain to cross the barricades erected by the police about 500 metres from the venue. They raised slogans against Kejriwal over the Quran desecration case, in which AAP MLA Naresh Yadav is among those booked.
Meanwhile, the Congress cancelled its scheduled protest against Kejriwal in view of the district administration’s move to ban the assembly of five or more persons under Section 144 of the CrPC.