CHANDIGARH: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA was allegedly thrashed and his clothes torn and thrown black ink in Punjab's Malout town in Muktsar Sahib district yesterday, by a group of people enraged by the Centre's farm rules.
The incident with Narang, a member of the legislative assembly from Abohar, occurred as he arrived in Muktsar for a protest against Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh's Congress government for failing to deliver on commitments in four years.
Other local BJP leaders who were accompanying Narang were also manhandled by the farmers.
As the protestors became more aggressive, police interfered and rescued the MLA. The cops first took Narang to a nearby store before escorting him out through the backdoor.
Later, the BJP MLA was admitted to an Abohar hospital.
The farmers have been placing pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to repeal the three farm laws over the past few months.
One of the farmers' main demands is that the minimum support price (MSP) be made a legal requirement so that they can get a better price.
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