ROHTAK: A day after former minister Manish Grover and several BJP leaders were confined to a temple in Rohtak by protesting farm activists and local villagers for close to seven hours, the BJP MP from Rohtak, Arvind Sharma, on Saturday said he would gouge the eyes and chop the hands of anyone who dared to cast an “evil eye” or raise their hand on Grover.
Sharma’s threat came in a statement issued in reaction to the confinement drama which unfolded at a temple in Rohtak’s Kiloi village. Sharma said he had won the 2019 Lok Sabha election from Rohtak only due to the efforts by Grover. “Congress party and Deepender Hooda must listen carefully: if anyone dares to cast any evil eye on Manish Grover, his eyes would gouged out; if anyone raises hand, it would be chopped,” said Sharma.
Attacking fomer CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s family, Sharma said the Congress could make any effort, but the BJP was not going to leave the seat of power for 25 years.
“Barring Rohtak and Jhajjar, the Congress has lost its base in the rest of Haryana. People in Rohtak are under the impression that Bhupinder Singh Hooda may become chief minister, but it is not going to happen anytime soon,” Sharma added.
Meanwhile, Grover said he was confined to the temple for several hours at the behest of Bhupinder Hooda’s son, Rajya Sabha MP Deepender Singh Hooda.
“There were no farmers outside the temple. Only Deepender Hooda’s supporters were there outside Kiloi temple,” Grover claimed.
BJP workers and Grover’s supporters also burnt an effigy of Congress leaders in Rohtak, holding them responsible for Friday’s event at Kiloi temple.
BJP leaders, including Grover, had gone to Kiloi village’s temple on Friday to watch the live telecast of PM Narendra Modi’s Kedarnath visit.
Farmers and villagers there forced them to stay indoors till Grover sought an apology for visiting the temple in the backdrop of boycott call of BJP-JJP leaders in the ongoing ‘Kisan Andolan’.


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