A day after the attack on BJP MLA Arun Narang in Malout, several BJP leaders today held a sit-in dharna outside Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh house in Chandigarh, condemning the brutal attack and demanding action against those accountable.
BJP MLA Arun Narang was allegedly manhandled; even his clothes were ripped off by a group of protesting farmers while he arrived at Malout in Muktsar district to address a press conference against Congress government.
Reports were received that a few BJP leaders even took off their shirts and protested bare-chested, expressing their resentment against the attack and law and order situation in Punjab.
Meanwhile, after meeting the Punjab Governor today morning, the BJP leaders under the leadership of the chief of the party's state unit Ashwani Sharma headed towards the CM’s house to stage a sit-in dharna.
The BJP leaders raised slogans against the Captain Amarinder-led-Congress government, demanding resignation of the CM over its failure to maintain law and order in the state.
“The voice of the BJP cannot be suppressed. We have never seen democracy being shamed this way,” said Ashwani Sharma, while questioning that what was the fault of Abohar MLA? He had gone there to highlight the failure of the state government,” said Sharma.
Even since the protests against the three farm bills started in Punjab and at the Delhi borders, the BJP leaders in Punjab are facing farmers’ wrath whenever they visit the state for any political or non-political reasons.
The agitating farmers on several occasions have disrupted programmes of the BJP party leaders and even gheraoed party’s state chief Ashwani Sharma in Jalandhar.