Maharashtra BJP legislator Ganpat Gaikwad has alleged that he fired at an ally Shiv Sena chief in self-defence and he has “no regrets” since they had been beating his son contained in the police station. He has been arrested.
Mahesh Gaikwad, who belongs to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s faction, and one other supporter had been injured within the firing after an argument over a land dispute. The incident occurred final evening in Ulhasnagar, which comes underneath Kalyan parliamentary phase.
“Sure, I shot (him) myself. I’ve no regrets. If my son is being crushed in entrance of the police contained in the police station, what is going to I do,” he instructed a information channel.
Ganpat Gaikwad, whose occasion is in alliance with Mr Shinde’s Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, additionally got here down closely on the Chief Minister and mentioned he’s “attempting to create a kingdom of criminals in Maharashtra”.
“Shinde saheb betrayed Uddhav (Thackeray) saheb, he may even betray BJP. He owes me crores of rupees. Shinde ought to resign if Maharashtra is to be well-managed. That is my humble request to Devendra Fadnavis (Deputy Chief Minister) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” reviews quoted him as saying.
The Kalyan East MLA was referring to the revolt by Mr Shinde that introduced down the Thackeray authorities in 2022.
He additionally accused the Chief Minister’s son and MP Shrikant Shinde of placing up boards to seize credit score for his works. “If Eknath Shinde is the Chief Minister, solely criminals will likely be born in Maharashtra. He has made a very good particular person like me a felony immediately,” he mentioned.
The MLA mentioned his son had gone to lodge a criticism on the police station, however the Sena chief’s males began manhandling him, which prompted him to shoot at them. He claimed he fired 5 rounds within the police station.
The land dispute on the centre of the incident pertains to a plot that the MLA had purchased 10 years in the past. He claimed there have been some authorized points however he gained the case within the court docket, after which Mahesh Gaikward occupied it by pressure.
The police mentioned Ganpat Gaikwad and two others have been arrested underneath try to homicide costs. The injured Sena chief stays essential and on ventilator.
The incident has supplied the Uddhav Thackeray faction with recent ammunition to focus on the Maharashtra authorities over regulation and order.
“A BJP MLA opened hearth contained in the police station and the one that was shot is near the Chief Minister and a former corporator. Each their events are in energy, so ought to we perceive that these individuals don’t have any worry of the regulation? Each engines of the state authorities have failed,” mentioned Uddhav faction spokesperson Anand Dubey.
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