By Pardeep Luthra, BATALA: The seven days long fast unto death of district BJP President, Vivek Modgil, today ended with hollow assurance by the state BJP leadership that BJP workers were given due respect while taking decision of seat swapping.
Taking a strict note of the Youth BJP workers giving a dharna over the apathy of state leadership to take any action about the six days long fast, a team of BJP leaders led Chief parliamentary secretary, Amarjeet Singh Sahi and Amritsar Mayor, Shwait Malik visited the spot and hold a half an hour meeting with Modgil.
After assuring Modgil and other BJP workers that they will convey the sentiments of the BJP workers to the Party High command at Delhi, they were able to convince Modgil to break his seven days long fast unto death.
On the assurance of the BJP leaders, Modgil break his fast with a glass of juice offered by the BJP leaders. Later, he was rushed to civil hospital where is condition is stable.
It is to be noted that against the rumors that state BJP is planning to give Batala assembly seat to an Akali dal candidate in the forthcoming assembly elections, Modgil was sitting on fast-unto-death from December 14 and he had also threatened to commit suicide on December 25, if the party did not announced that a BJP candidate will contest on Batala seat but the way, this seven days long struggle ended, raised many question marks on the creditability of the district BJP President.
It is also learnt that local BJP MLA, Jagdish Sahni had also visited the national BJP Leadership at Delhi, where he was assured by the BJP leadership that the interest of the BJP workers will not be ignored at any cost.
Meanwhile, SAD leader and Education Minister, Sewa Singh Sekhwan, who is the big aspirant of Batala assembly seat, had started making contact with the local BJP leaders and also distributing developments funds to the local organizations and committees.