BJP takes serious note of Uttarakhand leader beating horse

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New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The BJP has taken serious note of the incident in Dehradun where a party legislator attacked and severely injured a horse of Uttarakhand Police, union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Tuesday.

“The way the horse was beaten up is completely unacceptable. So far, there is no discussion in the party over the issue but it has taken a serious note of the incident,” Rudy told reporters at a press conference here.

“There is no place for such incident in our society. The party will take all the necessary steps,” he added.

In a bizarre display of cruelty, Ganesh Joshi, the Bharatiya Janata Party legislator from Mussoorie, attacked and severely injured Shaktimaan, a white horse with Uttarakhand Police, during a protest against the Harish Rawat government in Dehradun on Monday.

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The horse was left bleeding and the vets attending to it said its leg will have to be amputated. The severe attack led to widespread public outrage.

BJP leader and national executive member of the party’s cultural cell Guru Nair demanded action against the party legislator.

“Legal action must be taken against Joshi as he has attacked Shaktimaan, who was on official duty during the incident,” he said.

“He (Joshi) should be booked under the law which is applicable to a man who attacks a policemen,” he said.

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