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Now, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad engages in 'verbal spat' with cops

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 20 Apr 2017, 11:09:05 IST
India TV Politics Desk

After making headlines for assaulting an Air India official, the controversial Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad was seen having a heated argument with cops over "non-functioning" of ATMs at Latur in Marathwada region.

The video of Gaikwad’s verbal spat with the policemen has gone viral on social media.

Gaikwad had arrived in Latur on Tuesday.
In the visuals, Gaikwad is purportedly seen arguing with a police officer, during a protest over non-functioning ATMs at Latur.

The Lok Sabha member from adjoining Osmanabad constituency, Gaikwad, who reached Latur yesterday, had sent his aide to withdraw money from an ATM at Latur.

However, the aide returned empty-handed, saying the ATM had run out of cash. This happened with a few other ATMs, prompting the Sena MP to go out and stage a protest with his supporters outside an ATM.

When policemen arrived and requested Gaikwad to discontinue his protest as it was hampering the vehicular traffic, the Sena MP allegedly shouted at them, police said.

Giving his version of the incident, Gaikwad said, "There is no money in the ATMs for the last 15 days. What should we do?

"They (the BJP-led government) asked us to give them 50 days (after demonetisation, for normalisation of financial transactions). We gave them 100 days, then 200 days. It is the job of the (Union) finance minister and the finance minister of Maharashtra. It is also the job of the guardian minister of Latur district to rectify the situation."

(With PTI inputs)