Press Esc to close
Monday 02 May 2016
News updated at 1:15 PM IST
Weather
Max: 36.6°C
Min : 24.4°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Parrikar gave supari to attack my husband: Goa MLA's wife

Panaji, Dec 24, 2013 (IANS):
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. PTI photo

An attack on a BJP legislator by his own party cadre for patronising a cultural event organised by a rival party has been blamed on Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Aruna, wife of assaulted legislator Vishnu Wagh, has accused Parrikar and BJP organising secretary Satish Dhond of giving out a 'supari' (contract) to have her husband attacked at a public meeting Monday.

The Bhratiya Janata Party said the allegation was "irresponsible".

"(Police) should take my words on record that Parrikar and Dhond gave a 'supari' to (BJP legislator Kiran) Kandolkar to attack Vishnu," she told a public rally in Wagh's St. Andre legislative constituency.
Kandolkar has denied the accuasation.

On Thursday, Wagh was attacked by nearly 50 people, allegedly BJP workers who were supporters of Kandolkar.

An independent legislator Vijai Sardesai, who was also returning from the same cultural programme organised by a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) functionary, had to brandish his gun to escape the mob.

Wagh escaped with minor injuries but his car was smashed with stones and metal rods by the mob.

"They were workers from my party who were angry that I attended a cultural event... I have every right to attend a cultural event which has no political colour," Wagh told IANS after naming 10 people in his first information report.
A Kamu Halarnkar has been arrested in connection with the assault.

The BJP the allegations from the legislator and his wife were "irresponsible".

"She has dared to accuse our chief minister and senior BJP functionaries for the attack. We take offence to it," BJP's state women's unit president Kunda Chodankar told the media in Panaji.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood Actors Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor during promotion of their film Baaghi...

Bollywood Actors Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor during promotion of their film Baaghi...

Narendra Modi rides in an E rickshaw during distribution of E rickshaws in Varanasi...

Narendra Modi rides in an E rickshaw during distribution of E rickshaws in Varanasi...

RCB Skipper Virat Kohli with teamate Chris Gayle during an event at a mall in Bengaluru...

RCB Skipper Virat Kohli with teamate Chris Gayle during an event at a mall in Bengaluru...

A potter makes small earthen pots on International Labor Day, on the outskirts of Ajmer...

A potter makes small earthen pots on International Labor Day, on the outskirts of Ajmer...

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan poses with newly wed couple Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh...

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan poses with newly wed couple Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh...

A Mirage appears on the Rajpath as the mercury rises in New Delhi on Sunday...

A Mirage appears on the Rajpath as the mercury rises in New Delhi on Sunday...

eam Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico, right, and Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg...

eam Haas driver Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico, right, and Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg...

A boy admires plastic balls put up for sale at India Gate lawns in New Delhi on Sunday...

A boy admires plastic balls put up for sale at India Gate lawns in New Delhi on Sunday...

Indian Air Force Helicopter collects water from Koteshwar dam during the rescue operation...

Indian Air Force Helicopter collects water from Koteshwar dam during the rescue operation...

Children enjoy in the waters of a fountain to beat the heat at India Gate as the mercury rises...

Children enjoy in the waters of a fountain to beat the heat at India Gate as the mercury rises...