J&K: BJP workers protest against administration in Shopian

An official refuted the baseless allegations levelled by BJP Kisan Morcha President Javiad Qadri, who alleged that they were humiliated and not allowed to attend a function which was attended by Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu.

BJP workers protest after denied permission to meet with Liutenant Governor GC Murmu.

Several BJP workers protested against the administration in South Kashmir’s Shopian after they were not allowed to meet with Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu. They even threatened to resign from the party.

However, the claim has been refuted by an official who said only some Block Development chairmen were invited to attend a function which was attended by GC Murmu. The official, however, said that these chairmen arrived along with their workers, thus violating social distancing norms.

“We informed them that only a few among them will be allowed to interact with the Lieutenant Governor but they left in a huff and created ruckus there,” the official said.

The official also refuted the baseless allegations levelled by BJP Kisan Morcha President Javiad Qadri, who alleged that they were humiliated and not allowed to attend the function.

“Entry passes were issued for us and then at the eleventh hour, we were informed that only a few among us will be permitted to interact with LG. It was an insult and we did not tolerate it,” he said.

Qadri added that BDC Chairmen, Municipal Chairman and other activists were barred and asked to vacate the spot.

Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu visited South Kashmir’s Shopian district. He went to the mini-secretariat in Shopian to take stock of the situation and interacted with officials, village level workers and Sarpanchs.

Sources privy to the incident said some people who claimed to be affiliated to the BJP not only misbehaved with guards but claimed that they belong to the largest ruling Hindutva party and nobody can stop them from entering the venue.

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