In Haryana, JJP too faces the heat | India News

CHANDIGARH: Although BJP and JJP have parted ways in Haryana on March 12, the former coalition partners have been facing the wrath of voters in rural areas.
Functionaries from both these outfits were at the receiving end of protests and demonstrations as they tried to enter villages in the hinterland. Posters have been put up at multiple locations, calling for a ban on the entry of BJP and JJP netas.
On Friday, the convoy of Naina Chautala, JJP candidate from Hisar and mother of Uchana MLA Dushyant Chautala, was attacked at a village in the constituency.JJP has accused Congress workers of attacking vehicles and pelting stones while Naina was campaigning.
Dushyant’s support for BJP, when the farmers’ agitation was at its peak, has come to haunt the Chautala family. A video of Dushyant’s father and former MP Ajay Chautala is all over social media in which he can be seen calling the farmers’ agitation a “bimari” (disease), leading to the protesters terming Dushyant a “gaddaar” (traitor).
Earlier, on April 5, Dushyant had faced opposition from farmers in two villages, Nara and Gamra, while campaigning in Narnaund constituency.

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“Former chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and former deputy CM Dushyant set up barbed wires and walls on the Punjab-Haryana border. Now, farmers will sit on the borders of villages and prevent their entry,” said the protesting farmers. A similar standoff led to tension in Sirsa village when members of Kisan Ekta protested and started raising slogans against Dushyant’s younger brother Digvijay. Following stiff opposition, Digvijay had to leave the village, though he tried to convince the protesters, saying he had always opposed BJP.
Similar flashpoints emerged in Sonipat, Sirsa, Hisar and elsewhere in the state. No wonder Khattar has been accorded Z-Plus security cover by Haryana Police although he is not even an MLA now.

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