BATHINDA: A group of protesters, believed to be farmers, threw black liquid at the BJP deputy from Abohar on Saturday evening, allegedly beat him and ripped his clothes as he walked to a meeting venue planned press release in the town of Malout. in Muktsar district, Punjab.
A police official fell to the ground trying to save the lawmaker from the wrath of protesters. The melee continued for 15-20 minutes before the police could save the MLA, Arun narang, and take him to safety to a store about 100 yards from the BJP office.
The head of the BJP state unit called for the president’s reign in Punjab, saying there had been a breach of public order.
When Narang reached Malout town at around 3:40 p.m., people believed to be members of the BKU Ekta Sidhupur, BKU Lakhowal and BKU Kadian agricultural organizations gathered near the BJP office. Seeing this, the police escorted Narang to a store.
Witnesses said when the cops tried to get the MP out, some in the crowd threw black liquid on him. Protesters then vandalized the BJP office.
“I don’t know the demonstrators… They beat me and tore my clothes. The police had to struggle to take me to a store. I informed the party leadership of the incident, ”Narang told TOI.
When contacted, the chairman of the BJP Punjab, Ashwani Sharma, claimed that the law and order situation had worsened in the state. “The beating of an elected official is a clear indication of this. Capt Amarinder Singh should take moral responsibility for the incident and resign, otherwise his government would have to be removed and the president’s government imposed on the state as he not only failed in the protection of the law, but he also promotes antisocial elements, ”Sharma said.
The farmers said they had no intention of causing physical harm to the MP. Team general secretary Harinder Singh Lakhowal said: “We will look into the incident and find out who is behind it.”
Bathinda area IGP Jaskaran Singh said appropriate legal action would be taken in accordance with the complaint filed by the MLA.
BJP politicians clash with farmers protesting the Centre’s new farm laws wherever they try to organize political rallies in Punjab. A day after besieging a hotel in Bathinda, where ex-minister Surjit Kumar Jyani had gone to take over the congressional government, farmers on Saturday gathered the disabled people’s rest home in Barnala, where the vice president of the BJP State, Parveen Bansal, had gone to address. a press conference.
Hundreds of BKU Ekta Ugrahan activists sat on the road and launched slogans against the Narendra Modi government. They were joined by activists from other agricultural organizations.
Condemning the attack on Narang, the CM warned on Saturday against anyone attempting to disrupt the state’s peace.
Capt Singh also ordered DGP Dinkar Gupta to take strict and legal action against those who encountered police officers trying to rescue the MP. BJP National Secretary General Tarun Chugh said the deadly attack on Narang “exposed the complete collapse of law and order in Punjab.”