A day after workers of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) held a protest in Hallo Majra alleging lack of development in the area, area councillor and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Jannat Jahan gheraoed BJP office in Sector 33 and burnt an effigy of party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi here on Tuesday.
The protest was organised by the vice-president (VP) of the youth wing of BSP and councillor Naresh Kumar. Party's local general secretaries Sanjeev Babbar and Saleem Khan also participated.
BSP accused BJP of playing dirty politics and said Jannat Jahan had carried out a lot of developmental works in Hallo Majra. They termed BJYM's protest as a political stunt carried out to gain political mileage. "Today's protest was to express our anger against BJP for its petty politics," Babbar said.
BSP also claimed that the party had done development in the areas where even local member of Parliament (MP) Pawan Kumar Bansal had given up. They warned BJP of not indulging in petty politics and said if such acts were repeated, they would hit the road in protest.
On the other hand, BJYM said it was BSP, whose act was an example of 'petty politics'. Instead of organising such protests, Jannat should go to the people of her ward and address their problems, said Chandigarh BJYM president Amit Rana, adding, "If the same situation prevails, we would organise protests against her along with locals."