With state election season heating up in various states, Congress leaders in Maharashtra seem to have taken it to a new level. Maharashtra Congress MLA Sunil Kedar was found threatening people of his constituency that if he sees any BJP flag outside house of anyone, he will beat them to pulp.
#Breaking | Maharashtra Congress MLA threatens Sunil Kedar people in his constituency.
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As reported by Times Now, Kedar reportedly said that he will beat up people if he sees the BJP flags outside their houses. He was speaking in Nagpur on the recent defections within the party when he threatened the villagers and said that “If I see BJP flags outside your house, I will come to your house and beat you to pulp.” As per reports, he used the Hindi phrase ‘din mein taare dikha dunga‘ to try and intimidate the villagers.
Leaders from Sharad Pawar lead Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Indian National Congress (INC) joining the saffron alliance of Bhartiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena (BJP-SS). The first instance of a major switchover was witnessed ahead of the 2019 Lokshabha Elections with stalwart Congressman and its Leader of Opposition (LoP)in Maharashtra Assembly, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil resigning from his post. He officially joined BJP in June 2019 only after his son Sujay went on to register his maiden Lokshabha victory from Ahmednagar on a BJP ticket. Radhakrishna Vikhe, soon after his induction was awarded a cabinet berth in Maharashtra Government. Another Congress veteran a 7 term MLA, Kalidas Kolambkar, (Wadala, Mumbai) has officially joined BJP on the last day of July 2019. Former state minister and Congress leader Harshvardhan Patil too recently joined the BJP.