Published: Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011, 0:37 IST
Place: Pathankot | Agency: PTI
Senior BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitely were today brought to Madhopur in Punjab from Jammu, where they were stopped from leaving the airport in the run-up to the party's plan to hoist the Tricolour in Srinagar on Republic Day.
The leaders were transported in separate vehicles by officials of the Jammu & Kashmir government.
A large number of BJP workers and leaders, including Punjab industry minister Manoranjan Kalia, transport minister Mohan Lal, Lok Sabha MP Navjot Singh Sidhu and Punjab BJP President Ashwani Sharma, welcomed the leaders at the Ravi Bridge at Madhopur.
The BJP leaders will address a party rally at Pathankot before the Ekta Yatra of the party led by youth wing president Anurag Thakur proceed to Lakanpur in Jammu & Kashmir.
Interacting with media persons, Swaraj and Jaitley said that they have been wrongly detained at Jammu airport on the pretext of Section 144 Crpc (prohibitory orders).
"We did not come for a Satyagraha. We have come for Tiranga Yatra. Wont give up. Come what may...We will enter J&K again," Sushma tweeted.
"Just dumped on J&K-Punjab border. This place is called Madhopur," she said.