AAP MLAs seek shifting of toll plaza
Barnala: All three local AAP MLAs, along with party leaders and farmers, on Saturday staged a dharna seeking the shifting of an under-construction toll plaza from near Pakho Kanchiya on the Barnala road to a stretch between Pakho Kanchiya and Moga.They ended the protest only after Tapa SDM Sandip Kumar assured them of looking into their grievances. However, the protesters threatened to re-launch the stir if the administration failed to initiate the process to shift the toll plaza from its current location.One of the protesters said residents of all surrounding villages would be hit hard after the coming up of the toll paza between Pakho and Barnala, as they would have to pay for 70 km. However, they used only 12 km of the stretch.“Despite our repeated requests to the Barnala administration, no action has been taken so far. We will intensify our agitation in the coming days,” said AAP MLA from Bhadaur Pirmal Singh Dhaula.Party MLA from Mehal Kalan Kulwant Singh Pandori and Barnala MLA Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer also spoke on the occasion.