Farmers gherao BJP leaders in Barnala for around five hours

After BJP leaders assured to raise their demands with Central government, farmers relented and allowed them to leave

Farmers gherao BJP leaders in Barnala for around five hours

The farmers protesting in Barnala. Tribune photo

Parvesh Sharma
Tribune News Service

Barnala, March 27

Barnala district farmers on Saturday gheraoed BJP leaders in a local rest house for around five hours.

After BJP leaders assured to raise their demands with the Central government, farmers relented and allowed them to leave.

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“Punjab BJP leaders are well aware that farmers are protesting against central farm laws. Our family members are also sitting on New Delhi borders, but still BJP leaders are trying to create law and order problems by visiting various places of state. Today we gheraoed BJP leaders for four hours here,” said Chamkaur Singh, BKU Ugrahan leader from Barnala.

BJP leader Parveen Bansal along with Barnala chief Yadwinder Shanty and Barnala in-charge Vijay Singla had reached local rest house to address media against the failures of Punjab government in fulfilling its poll promises.

Though the press conference concluded without any disruption, but after getting information about the visit of BJP leaders, farmers gathered at the front of the rest house and blocked the road and started raising slogans.

Another BKU Ugrahan leader Balore singh said that they would not allow any BJP leader to preside over any meeting in Punjab.

Protesters did not allow the leaders to leave for around five hours, but after all BJP leaders assured them through public address system to raise their demands with the Central government, farmers allowed BJP leaders to leave the rest house.

“Bansal and all other BJP leaders assured farmers that we are with them and would raise all their demands with Central government,” said BJP leader Shanty.

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