The leaders of the BJP and the Shiv Sena (the Eknath Shinde faction) have been vying for the Kalyan East Legislative Assembly seat since last year.
At the Hill Line Police Station in Ulhasnagar, Maharashtra, on Saturday, BJP MLA Ganpat Gaikwad was taken into custody by the police for allegedly opening fire on Shiv Sena (Eknath Shinde faction) leader Mahesh Gaikwad. Five bullets are reported to have injured Gaikwad and a supporter. The incident happened at the police station during a discussion between BJP MLA Ganpat Gaikwad and Mahesh Gaikwad, the city chief, in the presence of senior inspector Anil Jagtap.
The Shiv Sena leader is receiving medical attention at Thane’s Jupiter Hospital after suffering severe injuries in the incident.
After arguing about something, Mahesh and Ganpat Gaikwad went to the police station to file a complaint. While they conversed at that point, Ganpat Gaikwad opened fire on Mahesh Gaikwad and his followers. This has resulted in two injuries. A probe is in progress, according to DCP Sudhakar Pathare. Three people were detained in relation to the Ulhasnagar firing incident, among them BJP MLA Ganpat Gaikwad. There were six rounds of firing, according to DCP Pathare, as reported.
Statement by the opposition leader
Ananad Dubey, the leader of the Shiv Sena (UBT), criticized the state government in the meantime, declaring, “This firing has taken place inside the police station.” BJP MLA Ganpat Gaikwad opened fire, and Mahesh Gaikwad, the leader of the Shiv Sena Shinde Faction, was shot at. It is regrettable that an MLA is shooting people while supposed to be working for the welfare of thousands of people. The heads of two parties are at odds and attempting to kill one another in the three-engine government. Srinivas BV, the president of the Youth Congress, chastised the BJP-Sena coalition in power for the incident. He claimed that while the person being shot in the police station is close to chief minister Eknath Shinde, the shooter is close to deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Why was Shiv Sena leader Ganpat Gaikwad fired?
According to the reports, the two leaders wish to run for the Legislative Assembly seat in Kalyan East. They were very critical of one another. The true motive for the attack is being looked into by the police.
The Jupiter Hospital in Thane is currently treating both Shiv Sena leaders. Ganpat Gaikwad, meanwhile, has been detained by the police after being arrested. The police have also taken possession of the gun he used. At first, Ulhasnagar’s Mira Hospital admitted Mahesh Gaikwad. But at about 11 p.m., his condition deteriorated, and he was transferred to Jupiter Hospital in Thane. Tension is high in the city as the supporters of the Shiv Sena leader have gathered at the Jupiter Hospital. In response to the incident, spokesperson for the Shiv Sena (UBT), Ananad Dubey, claimed that Maharashtra is becoming a jungle Raj.