A day after an attack on BJP legislator from Abohar, Arun Narang, allegedly by farmers protesting against the three farm laws, a delegation of BJP leaders led by state party chief Ashwani Sharma and Union Minister Som Prakash on Sunday called Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore, demanding the dismissal of the state government over the attack. The delegation alleged that the attack on Narang was politically motivated and backed by the ruling Congress party.
As per an official statement, the governor called the CM and conveyed his concern over the issue. The governor also condemned the attack and added that the state authorities cannot allow such unlawful and violent attacks on anybody. He further added that such incidents must not be repeated, and strong action must be pursued against the culprits. He also sought a report from the state government on the actions being taken against the accused.
On Saturday, CM Amarinder Singh had strongly condemned the attack and warned of strict action against those taking the law into their hands while simultaneously requesting the central government to repeal the three farm laws.
Narang was injured on Saturday after being attacked by a group of men who ripped his clothes and threw black ink on him. Following the attack, when he reached the BJP party office in Malout to address the media, protestors gathered demanding revocation of the three farm laws and disfigured his vehicle with black paint. The video of the heckling is now viral on social media.