Days after Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar found himself in a pickle over a video of him "manhandling" a woman, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has gifted the politician a copy of Shivaji Maharaj's "Stree Niti". The book codified the warrior king's teachings on how to behave with women.
On Aug 5, PTI reported that Shiv Sena's Mahadeshwar was heckled by protesters agitating against electrocution deaths in Santacruz. In a video that went viral on social media, Mahadeshwar can be seen twisting the arm of a woman protester. The mayor can also be heard saying, "Don't act smart, you know who I am" to the woman.
And now, MNS has "gifted" the mayor a copy of Shivaji Maharaj's book on how to behave with women.
In the wake of heavy rains in Mumbai, 52-year-old Mala Nigam and her 23-year-old son Sanket died of electrocution after trying to enter their waterlogged residence in Golibar Road. The mayor was in Western Express Highway where on Monday to attend the funeral where residents of Golibar road had created a roadblock to protest.
Though the politician later denied assaulting any woman, the viral video drew sharp reactions.
The incident has triggered demands for booking Mumbai's First Citizen on the charge of molestation. Many including Dharavi MLA Varsha Gaikwad expressed their condemnation on Twitter.
I condemn the behaviour of Shivsena’s Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar towards a women. pic.twitter.com/qPkqbAybSX— Varsha Gaikwad (@VarshaEGaikwad) August 6, 2019
Make his resign or sack him!— Mrs Anjali Damania (@anjali_damania) August 6, 2019
Mayor of Mumbai Vishwanath Mahadeshwar manhandled a woman when he had gone to visit a family of the mother-son duo electrocuted in Santacruz. In the video here is seen twisting her hand & saying, "Don't act smart, you don't know who I am." @ShivSena pic.twitter.com/6cArPhu7lp
Look how our dearest #Mayor "ill-treated" a #Marathi woman, who is seen to be complaining of something and then listen what Mr. Mahadeshwar replies— Narsi Benwal (@NarsiBenwal) August 6, 2019
Dear @ShivSena and also @uddhavthackeray would u be taking any action against this behaviour? Is this how u respect Marathi Woman? pic.twitter.com/Ygx4Kmdotx