Mumbai: Maharashtra Minister and BJP leader Girish Mahajan was on Monday surrounded by controversy when he attended an event for deaf and dumb children with revolver tucked in his waist.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis defended the Minister by saying that he had not broken any law. The minister also clarified that he had carried the weapon for his self defence and has not been involved in any acts of violence.
He said, “I admit that the revolver was visible. But never have I pointed a revolver, or gotten involved in violence of any kind in my life. The revolver is merely for self-defence.”
The issue was raised in both the houses of the state legislature on Monday with the opposition Congress and NCP demanding the sacking of the minister for attending a social function with a revolver tucked in his waist as it sent a wrong message to the society.