Navy veteran Madan Sharma, who was attacked in Mumbai final week over a cartoon mocking Mahashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, immediately mentioned: “From now on, I am with BJP-RSS. When I was beaten up, they had levelled allegations that I’m with BJP-RSS. So now I announce, that I am with BJP-RSS.” His newest remarks got here shortly after his assembly with Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari this afternoon as he demanded “President’s rule” within the state.
“I told him (Maharashtra Governor) about the incident…and said the charges against those accused of assaulting me are not appropriate. I got an assurance that proper action will be taken against them. I also said that government should be dissolved and Maharashtra should be placed under President’s rule,” the Navy veteran advised reporters after the assembly.
Six accused, together with native Shiv Sena chief Kamlesh Kadam, have been launched on bail on Saturday, a day after the 65-year-old was attacked close to his residence in Mumbai’s Kandivalli East allegedly for forwarding a cartoon on WhatsApp mocking Uddhav Thackeray.
Mr Sharma, in his criticism, had mentioned he had forwarded the cartoon to his residential society’s WhatsApp group. He later acquired a name from Kamlesh Kadam, who requested his identify and deal with. On Friday afternoon, he was known as exterior the constructing and was attacked by a gaggle of males, he advised police.
Security footage that’s being broadly shared reveals the ex-veteran being thrashed by males, principally carrying masks.
“We don’t know how the photo reached the Shiv Sena. We want strict action. The accused shouldn’t have got bail in this way. Police personnel had come to our house and spoke of a probe on us. I oppose this bail,” Dr Sheela Sharma, the 65-year-old’s daughter, advised NDTV on Saturday.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, ex-Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and different BJP leaders had condemned the assault on Mr Sharma.
“Spoke to retired naval officer, Shri Madan Sharma who was attacked by hooligans in Mumbai and inquired about his health. Such attacks on Ex-Servicemen are completely unacceptable and deplorable. I wish Madanji a speedy recovery,” the Defence Minister tweeted on Saturday.
Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday mentioned: “It is very wrong and kind of (a) ‘state-sponsored terror’ situation. I called upon Uddhavji through my tweet to stop goonda raj (hooliganism). Six accused were released in 10 minutes.”
Two days after the assault, Mr Sharma despatched a robust message to the Maharashtra Chief Minister, whereas speaking to reporters. “I’m injured and stressed. What happened, is saddening. I’d like to tell Uddhav Thackeray that if you can’t look after law and order, then resign and let people decide who should,” Mr Sharma was quoted by information company ANI.