Black Flags Greet Sukhbir Badal In Patiala

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PATIALA – Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal was greeted with black flags by protesting Patiala pharmacists, demanding revision of pay scales and promotions this afternoon.

Though the protesters were not allowed to reach the Circuit House where Sukhbir was to hold a meeting of Akali leaders regarding the party’s preparations for the December 18 Moga rally, they staged a dharna outside Government Rajindra Hospital and later held a march in the city.

On a call given by the Punjab State Pharmacists Associations, the pharmacists gathered in the morning and staged a massive demonstration. With black strips on their mouths, the protesters, men and women, carried placards and black flags, demanding strict implementation of the Pharmacy Act.