BJP MP threatens to ‘gouge eyes, cut arms’ after farmers corner party leader in Haryana

Chandigarh, November 06 (KMS): A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Haryana stoked controversy when he threatened to “gouge eyes and cut arms” of the protesting farmers who have allegedly confined his party leader in Rohtak.

Farmers protesting the India’s three farm laws enacted last year have been opposing programmes of leaders of Haryana’s ruling BJP and Jannayak Janta Party (JJP).

Protesting farmers confined some BJP leaders, including former Haryana minister Manish Grover, inside a temple complex in Rohtak district’s Kiloi and staged a protest outside.

According to a police official, the incident occurred when Grover along with the local BJP leaders reached the temple complex as part of their plan to watch from there the live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiling a statue of Adi Shankaracharya at the seer’s rebuilt samadhi in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand.

The protesters allowed the leaders to leave the temple after a couple of hours but in the meantime, BJP MP Dr Arvind Sharma issued a threat to the protesters for cornering Manish Grover.

While talking to a group of supporters, Arvind Sharma said, “Congress and Deepender Hooda must understand that if anyone dares to look towards Manish Grover (BJP leader) then we will take their eyes out. If they put hands on him then their hands will be chopped off.”

Training guns at Congress, he said that the grand old party is restless for power. “They should write this down: Congress will continue to run in circles for 25 years as BJP will remain in power,” he added.

The farmers were outraged by Manish Grover’s comments; he had allegedly called those protesting the Centre’s new farm laws “jobless alcoholics” and “bad elements” intent on prolonging the protests.