Maharashtra minister lands in trouble for carrying revolver in school function
Maharashtra Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan landed himself in trouble by attending a school function with a revolver tucked inside the inner pocket of his trouser.
When Mahajan was addressing the function, attended by differently-abled children in Jalgaon district in North Maharashtra, the revolver was popping out his inner pocket. The incident has created uproar with the opposition demanding an explanation and action against Mahajan for carrying a revolver while addressing a children function.
Talking to The Indian Express, Mahajan said, “I have been in possession of a small revolver for security for last 25 years. It is a licensed weapon. There is nothing illegal in it,” said the minister. “I have to often travel extensively in the interior areas at late night. I have never misused the revolver. I have neither displayed the weapon in public nor used against anybody.”
Mahajan said, “ On Saturday, I was at a function giving away some food and study material to children. I also sat on the floor. While getting up it just jutted out from my pocket. And somebody spotted and created an uproar.”
However, Congress and NCP leaders have decided to raise the matter in the state legislative assembly and council on Monday. The leader of opposition in council Dhananjay Munde said, “Why Mahajan needs to carry a revolver in a school children function? This Bihar style does not suit Maharashtra. Doesn’t he trust state police?”
The NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik wondered how and why a minister should arm himself with a weapon. Malik argued, “ The possession of weapons are always with criminals. What is Mahajan trying to convey? How can a minister walk with a weapon.”
Source:: Indian Express