ngry farmers allegedly threw black ink and thrashed BJP legislator Arun Narang and also tore off his clothes in Malout town on Saturday.
The farmers were said to be waiting for the BJP MLA from Abohar near the BJP office in Malout where Mr Narang was scheduled to hold a press conference. The farmers gheraoed the BJP MLA’s car and threw black ink on him when he arrived there.
The cops and BJP workers escorted Mr Narang inside a shop but when he came out the farmers allegedly attacked him again and tore off his clothes. The farmers also thrashed some other BJP leaders and ransacked the party office.
Police again took the BJP leaders inside a shop and took them out from the backdoor to a safer place.
Meanwhile, Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar strongly condemned the attack on BJP MLA Arun Narang in Malout, saying such unlawful behavior has no place in a democracy. He said that farmer protests will be weakened by such incidents.
In a statement here, Jakhar while terming the attack as highly unfortunate said that everyone should be allowed to present his views and every citizen should respect each other’s right to speak.
He also said that farmer protests are moving in the right direction to achieve their goal but events like these will hamper its progress.
The Congress leader appealed to all farmers to abstain from unlawful actions like these as no one can be allowed to take law and order in their own hands.