Now, Haryana BJP MP Nayab Saini’s vehicle allegedly hits farmer near Ambala in Haryana

Farmers alleged that a young farmer participating in an attempt to gherao Kurukshetra MP Nayab Saini and other BJP leaders was left injured after a car, which was part of Saini's convoy, hit him

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Bipin Bhardwaj

A group of farmers protesting against the farm laws has alleged that one of them was hit by a vehicle which was part of a convoy carrying Haryana BJP MP Nayab Saini and state cabinet minister Mool Chand Sharma in Naraingarh near Ambala on Thursday afternoon.

The farmer, Bhawan Preet Singh, was admitted to the Civil Hospital, Naraingarh with minor injuries, and was discharged after preliminary medical assistance.

The incident occurred in Naraingarh where Nayab Saini, MP from Kurukshetra, and other party leaders, including Haryana cabinet minister Mool Chand Sharma, were attending an event held at the Saini Bhawan to felicitate medical and frontline staff battling the coronavirus.

On getting information about the event, a group of farmers assembled at the venue to gherao the BJP leaders. As the convoy of vehicles carrying the BJP MP, minister and other leaders left the venue, a vehicle allegedly hit the young farmer.

The victim alleged that he was standing by the side of the road when a vehicle following the MP’s car knocked him down.

There was a huge hue and cry after the incident. A complaint was also filed at the local police station with the farmers demanded lodging of a FIR filed against the errant driver. They have also threatened to gherao the police station on October 10 if the FIR is not registered.

“We have received a complaint in this context and the police have started investigations. Requisite action will be taken on the findings,” said Anil Kumar, DSP, Naraingarh.

Saini, however, refuted the allegations, claiming that nobody was hit by a vehicle in his convoy. “The farmers might have video-graphed the incident on their mobile phones. They can provide the video-clips to ascertain if a vehicle hit the farmer,” Saini said.

The development comes four days after eight people, including four farmers, died in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri after a convoy of cars, which included one owned by Union Minister Ajay Mishra and allegedly driven by his son Ashish, rammed into a group of farmers holding a peaceful protest.

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Published: 07 Oct 2021, 2:38 PM