MP Shwait faces protesters’ ire

BJP leader leaves under heavy security

MP Shwait faces protesters’ ire

Farmers protest during BJP MP Shwait Malik’s visit to AIIMS in Bathinda. Photo: Pawan Sharma

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, January 27

Senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Shwait Malik, who arrived at AIIMS here to inaugurate a new CT scan machine, faced agitating farmers on Tuesday.

As soon as they got the information about the BJP leader’s visit to Bathinda, a large number of farmers, led by Jagsir Singh Jhumba, a district committee member of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan), marched to the AIIMS and started protesting. Strict security arrangements were made by the administration here.

In view of the situation, the IG, Bathinda Zone, Jaskaran Singh, and Bathinda SSP Bhupinderjit Singh Virk reached there and appealed to the protesters to remain calm.

After attending the inaugural function, the BJP leader left under heavy security.

While addressing the event, Malik said it was matter of pride that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had gifted AIIMS to people of Punjab and Bathinda. He said by 2024, AIIMS would be fully operational.

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