The leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies in Haryana continue to face the ire of farmers over the three central farm laws.
Farmers on Wednesday protested against Sirsa MP Sunita Duggal and MLA Gopal Kanda who had arrived to cast their vote for the municipal council chairman’s post in Sirsa district.
The agitated farmers allegedly tried to go past barricades when Haryana Lokhit Party chief and MLA Gopal Kanda arrived to cast his vote following which the police resorted to the use of water cannons to disperse them.
The farmers, protesting against the farm laws, had gathered near the spot where the police had put up barricades and raised slogans against Kanda and BJP. A day before, the farmers had announced to protest against both the leaders in case they arrive for voting for the municipal council election.
Kanda had voted against a no-confidence motion brought against the Manohar Lal Khattar government in the State Assembly by the main opposition Congress last month.
Sirsa Deputy Superintendent of Police Aryan Chaudhary said that the protesters attempted to go past the barricades when the police tried to stop them.
MLA Gopal Kanda blamed the Congress and INLD for the protest and accused the opposition of instigating the farmers. The farmers are being instigated by Congress and INLD leaders to hold such protests, he said.
A day before, farmers had blocked BJP MP Nayab Singh Saini’s car in Kurukshetra district, smashing its windscreen as he was about to leave a party worker’s home in Shahabad.
The farmers have announced to continue with their social boycott of the leaders of the BJP and its allies in the state.
Last week, farmers had held a protest against Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Rohtak, forcing authorities to shift the landing site for his helicopter. Farmers had also held a protest last week against Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala outside Hisar airport.
Meanwhile, Haryana Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni announced that the farmers will continue with their social boycott of the leaders of the BJP and its allies.
In a video message released, the farmers’ leader, however, appealed to them to ensure that the protests are peaceful. Chaduni claimed that leaders of the BJP and its allies have stepped up their public visits in recent days, despite knowing that they will face a boycott.