January 21, 2016 4:56:39 pm
Bhartiya Janta Party on Thursday demanded registration of case against independent assembly member Engineer Rashid for “assaulting” BJP workers in South Kashmir’s Pulwama town where legislator along with his supporters had staged a sit- in against the killing of a civilian at Naina village on Wednesday.
Spokesman of independent legislator, however denied, BJP workers were assaulted by Engineer Rashid or his workers.
Locals said that supporters of independent legislator had staged a sit-in outside Deputy Commissioner’s office. As the legislator was raising slogans against the killing of civilian few workers of BJP led by Shabir Ahmad asked them to end their protest and also objected to their raising of slogans against Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The BJP workers and supporters of assembly member clashed. However, timely intervention by the police and district administration diffused the tension.
BJP media in charge, Altaf Thakur blamed the supporters of Engineer Rashid for assaulting the BJP workers. “Legislator and his supporters threatened over workers that they will be handed over to militants,” he alleged.
Thakur said that independent legislator and his supporters, displayed posters depicting Prime Minister Modi’s pictures with blood and were raising slogans against the PM. “We condemn this act and demand a case should be registered against assembly member for his misbehavior and character assassination of Prime Minister.’’
Public Relation Officer of assembly member, Inam ul Nabi denied BJP allegations. “We organized protest against the killing of an innocent civilian at Niana village on Wednesday. The BJP workers tried to disrupt our peaceful protest and labeled us as Pakistani agents. Our workers did nothing. The local villagers who had assembled there chased the BJP workers.’’
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