In a major embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), two groups within the party clashed with each other in the presence of state water resources minister Girish Mahajan in Amalner , Jalgaon, on 10 April 2019, just a day before Lok Sabha first phase election.
In the clash, Maharashtra Minister Girish Mahajan along with former MLA BS Patil was manhandled and beaten up by activists.
BJP district president Uday Wagh, who was also present in the meeting, was thrashed by the workers.
A video of the incident has gone viral on the social media in which Mahajan, Wagh and BS Patil are seen being manhandled by the party workers. Watch the video here:
According to reports, fiery arguments and exchange of blows took place between the supporters of Uday Wagh and BS Patil over ticket distribution of Lok Sabha election. The incident took place during the public meeting of Mahajan in Jalgaon. Several Shiv Sena leaders were also present when the clash took place.
Watch The Video Here:
— ANI (@ANI) April 10, 2019
Girish Mahajan is Maharashtra Water Resources Management Minister
The incident comes barely a month after two BJP lawmakers from Uttar Pradesh fought each other with fists and shoes at an official meeting, in full public view. The fight between the leaders broke when a BJP MP Sharad Tripathi questioned MLA Rakesh Baghel for his name being missing from the foundation stone for a local road, to which the latter replied saying that it was his decision. Sharad Tripathi represents Sant Kabir Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh.
Baghel’s reply left the Tripathi fuming leading to a fight eruption between the two at the spot. The police officers, present at the meeting, had to intervene to end the fight. A similar video of the incident had trended on the internet for days in which both lawmakers were heard hurling countless abuses at each other.
The BJP, meanwhile, choose to remain mum on the incident with both sides deciding not to file police complaints.
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