Goa liberation movement Hero Karnail Singh Issru to be remembered on Wednesday; CM to preside over state-level function in Issru village

Goa liberation movement Hero Karnail Singh Issru to be remembered on Wednesday
File photo of a Congress conference at Issru. -Photo courtesy The Tribune

SK Shourie, Khanna: All arrangements have been completed for the state-level function to be held at Issru village to pay tributes to Karnail Singh Issru first martyr of Goa Liberation movement on August 15. Chief Minister Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh is expected to preside over this function along with other prominent leaders and personalities.

Giving this information, Khanna MLA Gurkirat Singh Kotli said that CM Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress’ Punjab affairs in-charge Asha Kumari, Gurdaspur MP Sunil Jakhar along with other senior ministers of Punjab Cabinet will participate in this function. He said that he along with Payal MLA Lakhvir Singh Lakha had organized a number of meetings in the area and a large number of people are expected to participate in this function where tributes will be paid to martyr.

MLA Gurkirat Kotli said that the state level will be organized at the Grain Market of the village where the tents are being erected for a large gathering of Congress workers and Govt. officials for state-level function.

Apart from ruling party Congress, other main political parties will also organize their respective conferences to pay homage to martyrs. Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) (Badal) is expected to organize its conference near Nankana Sahib Public School near the village.

A senior SAD leader Yadwinder Singh Yadu said that party President Sukhbir Singh Badal along with other senior party leaders will address a massive gathering at Issru on August 15. Yadu said that he along with senior Akali Dal leaders including Ranjit Singh Talwandi are organizing meetings in the villages for ensuring huge gathering during the conference of Akali Dal and BJP.

But, this time there will be no conference of AAP at Issru due to infighting but the main faction of AAP leaders including Bhagwant Mann and Sukhpal Singh Khaira are expected to offer tributes of Martyr Karnail Singh Issru by garlanding his statue but they will come separately along with their supporters, some party functionaries revealed.

In the meantime, Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) of Simarjit Singh Bains MLA is expected to organize a march on August 15 against drugs from Bhattian village near Khanna up to Issru in a cavalcade of two-wheelers and will pay tributes to martyr by garlanding his statue.

Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), CPI, CPM and some other political and social organizations are also expected to organise their political meetings and to give tributes to martyrs.

Khanna SSP Dhruv Dahiya said that the Khanna Police have finalized all security arrangements and they had also released a route plan for smooth traffic on that day and they had made nine general parking lots. The traffic will be diverted through other routes for daily commuters and for heavy vehicles. Khanna SP Jasvir Singh said that tight security arrangements are being made in view of participation of a big number of people in this event.

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