Haryana: Farmers surround temple, set deadline for BJP leaders inside

The protesters have been holding the leaders hostage for the past six hours, according to NDTV.

Many BJP leaders including former union minister Manish Grover who had gone to a temple in Haryana to watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s live telecast from Kedarnath temple found themselves surrounded by several protesting farmers.

The protesters have been holding the leaders hostage for the past six hours, according to NDTV.

The protesters demanded that Grover should apologise for using objectionable language on farmers and they said they have given half an hour to Grover to apologise for his remarks.

Farmers have asked the crowd to surround the temple from all sides.

The other saffron party leaders who are being held hostage inside the temple are BJP organisation in-charge Ravindra Raju, Mayor Manmohan Goyal, BJP district chief Ajay Bansal, and party leader Satish Nandal.

The Delhi-Hisar National Highway has been shut to traffic for now.

Farmers have been protesting for nearly a year against three controversial agricultural laws.