The BJP MLA from Naroda, Balram Thawani allegedly kicked a woman in full public view outside his constituency because she demanded water.
The entire assault was captured in a video that shows Thawani shouting at the woman and kicking her. The woman is said to be part of a group of protesters who were agitating outside Thawani’s office demanding water supply.
#WATCH BJP's Naroda MLA Balram Thawani kicks NCP leader (Kuber Nagar Ward) Nitu Tejwani when she went to his office to meet him over a local issue yesterday. Nitu Tejwani has registered a complaint against the MLA. #Gujarat pic.twitter.com/dNH2Fgo5Vw
— ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2019
The video shows Thawani and his aides kicking the woman who had already fallen on the ground. The woman, identified as Nitu and about 20 others women had gone to Thawani’s office demanding water supply. Nitu is said to be associated with Nationalist Congress Party who was raising the issue of lack of water in the locality.
The incident occurred on Sunday evening, and had gone viral on social media ever since.
Jignesh Mevani have criticised the BJP MLA, while the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone-4, Niraj Badgujar, said that “no one has approached the police as yet.”
Meanwhile, the BJP MLA, Thawani apologized later and even condemned his violent behaviour, which is ironic!!!
The NCP leader from Naroda said, “I want to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji is this how the women in our country are safe under BJP rule? I have filed a complaint in this matter before the police. They have assured that action will be taken soon after a probe.”
The victim is undergoing treatment in a hospital.
Source : Various