New Delhi, March 27
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha on Saturday condemned the assault on a BJP MLA in Punjab’s Muktsar district throughout a protest and alleged that the saffron occasion and its allies had been chargeable for it.
The SKM, an umbrella physique of over 40 farmer unions protesting the three agri legal guidelines, mentioned they don’t encourage such behaviour.
A BJP MLA in Punjab was allegedly thrashed and his garments torn by a gaggle of farmers in Muktsar district on Saturday, police mentioned.
When Abohar legislator Arun Narang reached Malout together with native leaders to deal with a press convention, they had been surrounded by a gaggle of protesting farmers and black ink was additionally thrown at them, they mentioned.
“This agitation of farmers, below adversarial circumstances, turned violent and the MLA was bodily assaulted. It’s a matter of remorse that an elected consultant was handled this fashion. We don’t encourage such behaviour. We strongly condemn this act.
“We contemplate the BJP and its allies are chargeable for this incident. The central management of the BJP is rooted in its ego and as an alternative of fixing the issues of the farmers, they’re busy in elections, however native leaders are going through the bitter outcomes of this behaviour of the Central authorities,” the SKM mentioned in a press release.
Narang was later escorted to a safer place by the police, officers mentioned.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Malout) Jaspal Singh mentioned the protesters had been adamant that they’d not enable the BJP legislator to carry the press convention. A police official sustained a minor damage within the incident, he mentioned.
The SKM additionally alleged that it acquired experiences of protesters misbehaving with media individuals throughout the ‘Bharat bandh’ on Friday.
It condemned the incidents and appealed to the protesters “to stay calm and disciplined”. PTI