Navy veteran Madan Sharma, who was attacked close to his residence in Mumbai final week over a cartoon mocking Mahashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, immediately stated: “To any extent further, I’m with the BJP-RSS. Once I was overwhelmed up, they’d levelled allegations that I am with the BJP-RSS. So now I announce, that I’m with the 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 instructed him (Maharashtra Governor) in regards to the incident…and stated the fees towards these accused of assaulting me aren’t acceptable. I obtained an assurance that correct motion will probably be taken towards them. I additionally stated that authorities ought to be dissolved and Maharashtra ought to be positioned beneath President’s rule,” the Navy veteran instructed reporters after the assembly.
Six accused, together with native Shiv Sena chief Kamlesh Kadam, had been launched on bail on Saturday, a day after Mr Sharma, 65, 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 stated he had forwarded the cartoon to his residential society’s WhatsApp group. He later obtained a name from Kamlesh Kadam, who requested his identify and tackle. On Friday afternoon, he was known as exterior the constructing and was attacked by a gaggle of males, he instructed police.
Safety footage that’s being broadly shared exhibits the veteran being thrashed by males, principally sporting masks.
“We do not know the way the photograph reached the Shiv Sena. We would like strict motion. The accused should not have gotten bail on this means. Police personnel had come to our home and spoke of a probe on us. I oppose this bail,” Dr Sheela Sharma, the 65-year-old’s daughter, instructed NDTV on Saturday.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, ex-Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and different BJP leaders had condemned the assault.
“Spoke to retired naval officer, Shri Madan Sharma who was attacked by hooligans in Mumbai and inquired about his well being. Such assaults on Ex-Servicemen are utterly unacceptable and deplorable. I want Madanji a speedy restoration,” the Defence Minister tweeted on Saturday.
Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday stated: “It is extremely incorrect and form of (a) ‘state-sponsored terror’ scenario. I known as upon Uddhavji by my tweet to cease goonda raj (hooliganism). Six accused had been launched in 10 minutes.”
Two days after the assault, Mr Sharma despatched a robust message to the Maharashtra Chief Minister, whereas speaking to reporters. “I am injured and burdened. What occurred, is saddening. I would like to inform Uddhav Thackeray that if you cannot take care of regulation and order, then resign and let individuals determine who ought to,” Mr Sharma was quoted by information company ANI.