An alleged express video of BJP chief Kirit Somaiya, which has gone viral, has given the opposition ammunition to assault the ruling coalition in Maharashtra simply days after the state noticed a political earthquake with the splitting of the NCP.
The Congress and the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena have lashed out at Mr Somaiya and the ruling coalition, saying the video exposes their “character and true face”. They’ve additionally claimed there are a number of different such clips in existence.
Mr Somaiya has questioned the authenticity of the video and sought an inquiry.
The video, allegedly exhibiting Mr Somaiya in a “compromising place”, was posted by Marathi channel Lokshahi. Ednbox can’t independently confirm its authenticity.
Hitting out at Mr Somaiya and the Eknath Shinde-led authorities, the Congress has mentioned the video exposes their actual character in addition to their hypocrisy.
“The ruling coalition’s character and true face has been uncovered at this time. Kirit Somaiya has blackmailed many MLAs and MPs. Now, we are able to see that he has even blackmailed quite a lot of girls. I’ve heard that an eight-hour clip has come out. I can not even think about what number of girls should have been harassed and tortured as a result of clip,” mentioned Congress MLA Yashomati Thakur.
“BJP leaders, who typically lecture about morality, ought to have the braveness to carry Kirit Somaiya accountable and take motion towards him. He has been accused of main a misleading public life. Such revelations can tarnish the general public picture of those that hypocritically advocate for campaigns educate and save our daughters,” she added.
With out naming Mr Somaiya, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray faction) chief Sanjay Raut quoted Balasaheb Thackeray and mentioned “do not kill with faith somebody who’s going to die by his karma”.
आमच्यावर आदरणीय शिवसेना प्रमुख बाळासाहेब ठाकरे यांचे संस्कार आहेत.
ते सांगायचे:” जो आपल्या कर्माने मरणार आहे त्याला धर्माने मारू नका”
नेमके तसेच घडत आहे.
यापुढे देखील बरेच काही घडणार आहे..
जे जे होईल ते पाहत राहावे..
— Sanjay Raut (@rautsanjay61) July 18, 2023
“We’ve the values of respectable Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray. He used to say: ‘Do not kill with faith somebody who’s going to die by his karma.’ Precisely the identical is occurring. Much more will occur. Let’s have a look at what occurs. Jai Maharashtra!” Mr Raut tweeted in Marathi.
Mr Somaiya – who was a vocal critic of the “corruption” carried out by NCP leaders and has been protecting a low profile since a few of them joined the Maharashtra authorities – has written to Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis saying he has by no means abused any girl. He has demanded an inquiry into the authenticity of the “movies”.
A video clip of me was proven on a information channel. Claimed that I’ve harrassed many ladies & many such video clips accessible & complaints acquired towards Me
I’ve by no means abused any girl
— Kirit Somaiya (@KiritSomaiya) July 18, 2023
“A video clip of me was proven on a information channel. Claimed that I’ve harrassed many ladies & many such video clips accessible & complaints acquired towards Me. I’ve by no means abused any girl Request @Dev_Fadnavis to research such allegations and confirm the authenticity of Movies,” the previous MP tweeted.