BJP MLA kicks, thrashes woman NCP leader in Gujarat, Video goes viral

In a viral video, Gujarat BJP MLA Balram Thawani was on Monday seen beating up and kicking a woman NCP leader in Naroda.

Gujarat BJP MLA Balram Thawani beat up and kicked a woman NCP leader on the streets, triggering a hue and cry on social media. The NCP leader from Naroda went to his office for some work in the locality when he slapped her and started kicking her.

After massive criticism from all quarters, Balram Thawani said, “I got swayed by emotions and I accept the mistake. It was not intentional. I have been in politics for last 22 years and such a thing has never happened before. I will say sorry to her.”

“I had gone to meet BJP MLA Balram Thawani over a local issue but even before hearing me he slapped me, when I fell down he started to kick me. His people also beat up my husband. I ask Modi ji, how are women safe under the BJP rule?” ANI quoted Nitu Tejwani, NCP leader from Naroda as saying.

In the viral video, Balram Thawani and his men can be seen thrashing the woman even as she struggles to get up on her feet. He continues to kick her repeatedly as she continues to struggle.

Another man picks her up while Thawani goes on with his assault.

Now, Thawani has said the assault was “not intentional”.

Tejwani had gone up to Thawani with complaints of water scarcity in the area.

Thawani also clarified that the incident happened in heat of the moment and also claimed that the woman and her husband had come with the intention to pick up a fight.

Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA from Vadhgam hit out at BJP MLA. “Being a lawyer and lawmaker, I understand this video reveals several congnizable offences. This video has been doing the rounds in the news as well and @AhmedabadPolice is duty-bound to register a case with such evidence. It is sad to see our police fail us.”

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