Phagwara Mayor Arun Khosla gets life threats on social media
Phagwara Mayor Arun Khosla said he has received death threats on social media for stating that the authority to rename the city’s Gol Chowk was with the municipal corporation, not the chief minister, he said on Saturday.
He received threatening messages on social media, including on Facebookm the BJP leader said.
He said he has brought it to the notice of Jalandhar Zone IGP Naunihal Singh during a meeting here yesterday evening. He said a written police complaint was also registered along with a CD as a “proof” of the threats he received.
When contacted, Kapurthala SSP Sandeep Sharma said the police department was verifying the mayor’s complaint.
Addressing a protest by General Samaj Manch and shopkeepers on April 24-25, Khosla said the authority to name and rename an intersection in the city lies with the corporation and not with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
He made the remarks in wake of Singh’s in-principle approval for renaming Gol Chowk as Samvidhan Chowk during a meeting with Dalit representatives.
Earlier, clashes erupted in Phagwara between members of Dalit outfits and Hindu rightwing groups after the Dalit members allegedly put up a board with a picture of B R Ambedkar at Gol Chowk.