Chandigarh, June 1
Ruling JJP MLA Devender Singh Babli on Tuesday confronted a protest by a bunch of farmers in Fatehabad and was proven black flags, following which he accused them of launching a “murderous try” on him and leaving his private assistant injured.
Babli additionally alleged that some protesters resorted to unruly behaviour, used abusive language and smashed the windscreen of his SUV, whereas the agitators accused him of hurling abusive phrases and sought an apology.
The incident occurred when the legislator was on his solution to attend an occasion on administering the anti-Covid vaccines to the bodily challenged on the civil hospital in Tohana.
Babli, the MLA from Tohana constituency in Fatehabad district, stopped in a market in Tohana to make some purchases.
Some farmers, protesting towards the Centre’s new farm legal guidelines, who had gathered there blocked his automobile and began elevating slogans and exhibiting black flags to him.
A number of farmer teams within the state have been opposing public features of BJP-JJP leaders within the state.
Babli later informed reporters that such protest can’t be by farmers and claimed that some components, who he alleged indulged in unruly behaviour, smashed his SUV’s windscreen, leaving his private assistant injured.
“Within the garb of farmers, some unruly components tried to make a murderous try on me,” he informed reporters in Tohana.
Referring to Tuesday’s and related incidents of protests towards BJP-JJP leaders within the latest previous, Babli stated he’ll urge his occasion chief and Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala and CM Manohar Lal Khattar that “we have to strengthen legislation and order in Haryana”.
“If such unruly components get emboldened, they will begin taking lives. Now we have seen how militancy destroyed Punjab, now Haryana goes in the identical course. We have to cease this,” Babli stated.
Detailing the sequence of occasions, Babli alleged that even earlier than protesters gathered in a big quantity, some males in a green-coloured jeep hit his SUV thrice with their automobile whereas others blocked the best way when he tried to depart.
“They raised slogans and used abusive language. They can’t be farmers. I’m additionally a son of farmer. Holding protest is democratic proper of farmers or anybody else, however indulging in acts of goondaism and attempting to take anybody’s life is just not proper. By doing such acts, they’re attempting to defame farmers,” he stated.
Because the protesters held up Babli’s automobile, police power reached the spot in power and tried to carry the scenario beneath management.
A farmer chief alleged the MLA got here out of his automobile and began utilizing abusive language after which the protesters grew to become livid.
“Holding protest is our democratic proper which we had been doing in a peaceable method. Nevertheless, Babli got here out of his automobile and used abusive language,” he stated, demanding the legislator tender an apology.
Nevertheless, the legislator stated it was the opposite facet which used abusive and threatening language. PTI