New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Arvind Sharma on Sunday while giving a clarification over her “eye gouged out, hand chopped off” remarks said he was issuing a warning to the “anti-social elements” targetting former Haryana Minister Manish Grover according to ANI.
Arvind Sharma on Saturday threatened Congress and Haryana MP Deepender Hooda a day after BJP leader Manish Grover and other party leaders were allegedly kept hostage for seven hours at the Shiv temple in Rohtak during which he said, “Congress and Deepender Hooda should listen that if anyone dares to look towards Manish Grover (BJP leader) then we’ll take their eyes out. If they put hands on him then their hands will be chopped off.”
Sharma further alleged that the “anti-social” elements present at the temple targeted BJP leader Manish Grover by saying that he was responsible for MP Deepender Hooda’s defeat in Haryana.
#WATCH| They (protesters) behaved badly with asked Manish Grover, warned him not to enter the village…in retaliation, I did not take anyone’s name specifically, but pointed out anti-social elements… and told them that such things won’t be tolerated: BJP MP Arvind Sharma pic.twitter.com/zPbfuIFmKx
— ANI (@ANI) November 7, 2021
“There were more than 300 BJP workers were present at the temple and they were held hostage for 9 hours. There were 7- 8 drunk people who hurled abuses at the BJP leaders present at the temple. They were taken out of the temple. They collected a mob by contacting people through phones and social media outside the temple. I gave warning to the anti-social elements, they targetted Manish Grover by saying that this is the man who has led to the defeat of Deepender Hooda and forced them to apologize,” Sharma told ANI.
On Friday,l ocals of Rohtak’s Kiloi village released former Haryana minister Grover and other party leaders who were allegedly kept hostage for seven hours in the Shiv temple. About two dozen leaders and workers, including Grover, and several others who came to watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s programme in Kedarnath live at the Kiloi’s Shiv Temple, were allegedly taken hostage by farmers and villagers.