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Posted at: Feb 14, 2018, 1:31 AM; last updated: Feb 14, 2018, 1:31 AM (IST)

Residents seek district status for Jagraon

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 13

Representatives of various social organisations, led by Gurinder Singh Sidhu, held a meeting here today and demanded that the state government should upgrade the status of Jagraon from tehsil to district.

Jagraon Bar Association former president advocate Mohinder Singh Sidhwan said: “Residents of the Jagraon area have been demanding status of a district for Jagraon for a long time now, but no government has paid heed to it.” “During the Assembly elections, leaders of various political parties had promised to get the district status for Jagraon, but no political party kept its promise,” said Sidhwan.

“Jagraon has already been a police district and there is a huge court complex here. Jagraon has the infrastructure required for being a district, therefore the government does not need to make any efforts,” said Ra Kumar Bhalla, district president of the Arhtiya Association.

“Jagraon hosts the second largest grain market of Asia. Being the ancestral city of Punjab Kesri Lala Lajpat Rai, Jagraon deserves to become a district,” said social activist Rajinder Jain.

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