Maneka Gandhi demands BJP MLA’s expulsion for attack on horse

A day after Uttarakhand BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi was booked for attacking a horse, Union Minister and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi today said she has written to the party demanding his expulsion.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: March 17, 2016 12:28 am
The animal suffered injury on his leg and was taken to the hospital. ANI photo The animal suffered injury on his leg and was taken to the hospital. ANI photo

A day after Uttarakhand BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi was booked for attacking a horse, Union Minister and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi Wednesday said she has written to the party demanding his expulsion.

“I have given a statement asking for his expulsion from BJP,” Gandhi, who also runs animal welfare organisation ‘People For Animals’, said.

Another animal welfare group, PETA, has written to BJP president Amit Shah and Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal urging them to investigate the matter and disqualify Joshi.

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“PETA has urged Uttarakhand police to expedite their investigation and to ensure everyone who was involved in hitting, harassing or causing ‘Shaktiman’ (horse) to fall is punished to the fullest extent of the law.”

“We have also written to BJP President Amit Shah and the Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha Speaker urging them to investigate the matter, and to disqualify MLA Ganesh Joshi,” a member of the organisation Manilal Valliyate said.

Mussoorie MLA Joshi has been booked for beating the police horse with a stick during the party’s protest on March 14. The legislator, however insisted that he had not inflicted injury on the horse, and that it had gone out of control during the protests and one of its hind legs got stuck in a hole dug up to put up the barricades, injuring it.

The beast underwent a surgical procedure yesterday to fix one of its hind legs.

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    Myrake
    Mar 16, 2016 at 6:54 pm
    This BJP guy is an animal himself. Should be made to pay.
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      Kartik
      Mar 17, 2016 at 8:19 am
      He is not an animal.. even animals are serving the nation.. Please dont insult animals by calling him one..
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        Kartik
        Mar 17, 2016 at 8:17 am
        What a sh*t person he would be to harm a faithful animal which is doing more good to the nation by helping police than this useless beggar protesting on road.. I wish the horse had retaliated and killed this b@st@rda
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          Nonymous
          Mar 17, 2016 at 3:18 am
          Forget about breaking his legs, Amit Shah will ensure that this thug is fully protected and well taken care of. It is a pity that BJP is deteriorating gradually. After 15 days the country will forget this episode and then 'ALL IS WELL' for this goon and BJP.
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            Clifford
            Mar 16, 2016 at 6:53 pm
            This should have his leg broken to how much pain the poor horse suffered. I hope he is sent to prison. BJP won't expel him.
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