Several senior politicians have described as “unfortunate” the murder of Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Abhishek Ghosalkar, who was shot dead during a “Facebook Live” by a local “social activist”.
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “It is sad news that a youth leader has been killed. No one should politicize this incident.”
Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut demanded the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Devendra Fadnavis over Ghosalkar’s murder.
Congress and LoP leader Vijay Wadettiwar came down heavily on the ruling BJP and Eknath Shinde’s party. Wadettiwar said, “The law and order situation in the state has worsened. The courage of criminals has increased due to the support of the ruling party… Abhishek Ghosalkar’s murder is a political murder.”
Uddhav faction leader Abhishek Ghosalkar shot dead during Facebook Live
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar termed the murder of Abhishek Ghosalkar as “wrong and unfortunate” and assured that a detailed investigation will be carried out to find out what led to the crime.
Lashing out at the Eknath Shinde-led NDA government, former minister and party leader Aaditya Thackeray said such anarchy never prevailed under previous regimes.
Aaditya Thackeray claimed that there was a complete breakdown of law and order under the current regime and used his official name X to post: “Maharashtra has seen anarchy like never before. It is shocking, beyond words, to see how the public order situation fails as it has today. Is there the system to protect the common man? Is there fear of the law? “The administration has completely collapsed to the point of being absent.”
Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said: “It is sponsored, planned and executed by the Central Government to try to silence those voices who speak on behalf of the people of this country, who speak strongly against the growing trends dictatorial actions of the Government.” Chaturvedi said.
Ghosalkar was shot dead in the abdomen and shoulder in the office of assailant Mauris Noronha in IC Colony during a “Facebook Live” by a local “social activist” who also ended his own life.
Aaditya Thackeray slams Shinde govt over Abhishek Ghosalkar murder
The video of the incident has gone viral. Sounds of three more gunshots are also heard in the clip.
Abhishek (40), son of former MP Vinod Ghosalkar, loyal to the Uddhav Thackeray-led party, was also a former corporator. Ghosalkar and Noronha had “personal enmity” but the Facebook Live was organized to clarify that they had come together and ended their bitterness for the better.
Meanwhile, the Crime Branch of the Mumbai Police has formed two teams to investigate the sensational murder of Abhishek Ghosalkar.
On Friday, Ghosalkar’s mortal remains were brought to his residence in Borivali, Mumbai.
The incident took place days after a BJP MLA was caught on camera shooting at a faction leader Eknath Shinde inside a police station in Ulhasnagar.
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