BJP condemns ‘unacceptable’ attack on horse by BJP MLA

New Delhi, Mar. 15 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Tuesday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken notice of the beating of a police horse by BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi, adding that it would take cognizance of the whole matter and act accordingly.

“Our party has taken notice of the horse incident. It was unacceptable. We will take cognizance of the whole matter and act accordingly,” Rudy said in a press conference here.

Meanwhile, Joshi, who has been booked for beating the horse, cried foul and said that he was nowhere near the animal when it got injured.

The MLA from Mussorie told ANI that it was an effort to spread misinformation and malign his reputation.

The Dehradun Police had yesterday registered a case against Joshi for beating a police horse, reportedly breaking one of its legs, during a protest against Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday for “misuse” of funds.

The BJP MLA allegedly attacked a police horse last evening deployed to disperse the protesters during a protest against Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat.

The protest took a violent turn when, in a bid to dismount the rider, the protesters charged at the horse with sticks and broke the horse’s leg.

Joshi was allegedly seen in the video attacking the horse and other agitators supporting him in the effort.

The injured horse was then carried to a vet hospital in a truck. (ANI)

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