On camera, BJP leader slapped for post against Sharad Pawar
Maharashtra state BJP spokesman Vinayak Ambekar was slapped by Nationalist Congress Party workers for posting comments against party leader and former politician Sharad Pawar. A video of the attack was released by BJP Head of State Chandrakant Patil.
“Maharashtra Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party Spokesperson Pvt. Vinayak Ambekar was attacked by NCP goons and on behalf of BJP I strongly condemn this attack. These NCP goons must be dealt with immediately! ” reads a rough translation of the legend in Marathi.
— Chandrakant Patil (@ChDadaPatil) May 14, 2022
The video shows men having an altercation with Mr. Ambekar, who is seated at a desk. In the middle of this, a man slapped him.
On Saturday, Marathi actor Ketaki Chitale and a student, Nikhil Bhamre, were arrested for allegedly sharing objectionable messages about Mr Pawar.
A Maharashtra court today took the actor into custody until May 18.
While Ms Chitale was arrested by police in Thane, Mr Bhamre was arrested in Nashik.
Ms. Chitale was charged with defamation, promoting enmity and spreading discord between people.
The NCP is part of the ruling cartel in Maharashtra.