Moga, February 4
A group of people, including women and children, staged a protest outside the residence of district BJP president Vinay Sharma and manhandled him on Wednesday night. They also threw stones at his residence.
A few policemen were already deployed outside his residence due to the ongoing farmers’ agitation. They stopped the protesters from entering the residence of the BJP leader. A heavy police force was rushed to the spot to prevent any untoward incident.
Vinay Sharma alleged the protest was orchestrated by rival political parties taking advantage of the farmers’ agitation to prevent him from contesting the municipal corporation election. Sharma, who is a former councillor, has again filed his nomination papers to contest the local body poll.
He alleged some miscreants had torn his posters and banners pasted by him in his ward for campaigning. “My face was also blackened on the posters/banners,” he alleged.
He said the BJP had given a written complaint to the district administration against the miscreants but it had not taken any legal action against them. — TNS
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