The BJP leader, Shirish Katekar, was forced to wear a sari and black ink was poured on him by some Shiv Sena workers in Solapur.
The news agency reported that a day later, when Shiv Sena workers put black ink on a BJP leader and forced him to wear a sari, the Solapur police arrested 17 people in the case. Police said an FIR has also been registered against them.
#UPDATE FIR registered against 17 accused, all of them arrested: Solapur Police, Maharashtra
Shiv Sena workers had poured black ink on a BJP leader and forced him to wear a saree after the latter criticised Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, in Solapur yesterday. https://t.co/jLCjUBwTci
The BJP leader, Shirish Katekar, was forced to wear a sari and black ink was applied to him by some Shiv Sena workers in Solapur. According to reports, the BJP leader had criticized Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
The incident was captured on mobile phones and the video went viral. Katekar was also paraded through a road. The video also shows a policeman trying to stop Shiv Sena workers, but got away from the group that shouted slogans in favor of the party.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Ram Kadam pulled Shiv Sena and urged Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh to intervene. He demanded stringent punishment for those behind the act.
“Shiv Sena goons resort to violence in front of the police. These goons have created uproar. Neither saints nor soldiers are safe here. When will these goons be arrested?” He tweeted.
Thackeray heads a coalition government of three parties – Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress. His Shiv Sena contested the 2019 assembly elections in alliance with the BJP, but dropped out of the coalition after a row in the Chief Ministership. It then joined the ranks with the then arch rival NCP and Congress to form the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in the state.