Maharashtra: BJP MLA from Dombivli, Ravindra Chavan, was seen drawing comparison between Dalits and pigs in a video clip from an inaugural function by the Smart City Program in Thane. The comparison went awry and has the landed the BJP leader in big trouble after the video went viral on social media.
The opposition did not let go of the opportunity and vehemently criticised the BJP MLA and demanded an apology.
While speaking at the function at Kalyan in Thane, Ravindra Chavan went on to embarrass the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis with his weird comparison. Chavan while addressing the crowd cited the example of Abraham Lincoln narrating a story where Lincoln picked up a piglet from a drain and cleaned.
Chavan went to state that similarly PM Narendra Modi and CM Devendra Fadnavis too are working hard to uplift dalits. The bizarre comparison has angered many. Dalit organisations have demanded an apology from the MLA.
The district unit of NCP went a step ahead by organising a “Naming Ceremony” of a pig and named it Ravindra Chavan as a mark of protest.
Despite several attempts the MLA did not respond to this controversy.
Earlier BJP leader VK Singh compared Dalits with dogs which sparked a huge controversy.