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BJP MLA beaten, dispossessed by Punjab “agricultural protesters” | India News

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BATHINDA: A group of protesters, said to be farmers, threw black liquid on the BJP MLA from Abohar on Saturday night, allegedly hitting him and ripping his clothes as he was traveling to the site of a scheduled press meeting in the town of Malout. in Muktsar district, Punjab.
A policeman fell to the ground while trying to save the legislator from the ire of the protesters. The riot continued for 15-20 minutes before the police could rescue MLA, Arun Narang, and take him to the safety of a store about 100 meters from the BJP office.
The head of the BJP state unit sought the president’s government in Punjab, claiming there was a breakdown of law and order.
By the time Narang arrived in the town of Malout around 3:40 p.m., people who were allegedly members of the agricultural organizations BKU Ekta Sidhupur, BKU Lakhowal and BKU Kadian had gathered near the BJP office. Seeing this, the police escorted Narang to a store.
According to witnesses, when the police tried to get the MLA out of there, some in the crowd allegedly threw a black liquid at it. Then the protesters vandalized the BJP office.
“I don’t know the protesters … They beat me and tore my clothes off. The police had to fight to get me to a store. I have informed the party leaders about the incident, ”Narang told TOI.
Punjab BJP President Ashwani Sharma, when contacted, claimed that the law and order situation had worsened in the state. “The beating of an elected representative is a clear indication of this. Captain Amarinder Singh should take moral responsibility for the incident and resign or his government should be removed and the government of the president prevail in the state, as it has not only failed to protect the law but is also promoting antisocial elements, ”he said. Sharma.
The farmers said they had no intention of causing any physical harm to the MLA. The team’s secretary general, Harinder Singh Lakhowal, said: “We will investigate the incident and find out who is behind all this.”
Bathinda area IGP Jaskaran Singh said appropriate legal action will be taken based on the complaint filed by the MLA.
BJP politicians meet farmers protesting the Center’s new farm laws wherever they try to hold political rallies in Punjab. A day after besieging a hotel in Bathinda, where former Minister Surjit Kumar Jyani had gone to confront the congressional government, farmers made gherao on Saturday at the PWD Rest House in Barnala, where BJP State Vice President Parveen Bansal , a press conference was conducted.
Hundreds of BKU Ekta Ugrahan activists sat on the road and raised 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 of strict action against anyone who tries to disturb the peace of the state.
Captain Singh also ordered DGP Dinkar Gupta to take strict and legal action against those who had clashed with police personnel attempting to rescue the MLA. BJP National Secretary General Tarun Chugh said the murderous attack on Narang had “exposed the total collapse of law and order in Punjab.”

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