Earlier during mahapanchayats held in different parts of West UP, in solidarity with farmers, several members of the Rakesh Tikait-led Bharat Kisan Union (BKU) and other Jat leaders had reportedly called for a boycott of BJP leaders from social functions.
“The MP had come to a house in Soram for a prayer meet. An argument broke out among local supporters of both parties. A scuffle took place and few people received minor injuries. We are in the process of filing an FIR as both sides will be submitting a written complaint. There is no law-and-order situation presently in the village,” said an official from Shahpur Police Station to The Indian Express.
After the incident, RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary tweeted pictures of injured locals stating, “A fight took place between BJP supporters and farmers. If you can’t talk to farmers, at least behave properly. Respect the farmers. How long will villagers tolerate goons trying to explain the law to them?”
Balyan responded by saying…