Thursday, May 23, 2024

BJP’s Punjab chief attacked; blames chief minister Amarinder Singh, Congress

Bhartiya Janata Party’s Punjab President, Ashwani Sharma, was allegedly attacked by unknown persons on Monday at the Cholang toll plaza in the Hoshiarpur district.

The protestors vandalized his cars and the visuals show windowpanes of his Toyota car smashed.

Ashwani has accused Amarinder Singh’s government of the incident. He claimed that baseball bats and stones were used to damage his vehicle and his gunmen took him to a safe place.

“My gunmen rescued me when I was attacked near the toll plaza. Why are policemen not deployed at the spots blocked by farmers? Even farmers should know that such anti-social elements will defame their protest,” he said after the incident.

He denied all the allegations and said the attackers were not farmers and “the attack was only to defame the farmers”

BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh has also condemned the incident and accused that Congress has planned the entire incident.

“Those who attacked Ashwani Sharma are goons of the Congress-led government and wanted to give a wrong direction to the farmers’ protest,” said Chugh.

 He also said it was a “security lapse” on part of the Punjab Police.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh too condemned the attack and tweeted,

“Strongly condemn attack on @BJP4Punjab chief @AshwaniSBJP & have asked @DGPPunjabPolice to identify culprits and take immediate action. Won’t let anyone disturb the state’s peace or take the law into their hands”.

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