Maharashtra MLA assaults deputy secretary

Mumbai: Independent MLA from Achalpur Bacchu Kadu on Tuesday allegedly slapped B R Gavit, deputy secretary, General Administration Department (GAD) over latter not allowing lawmakers associate to live in government quarters.

According to reports, Kadu along with his associate approached Gavit. Kadu’s associate who is currently living in government quarters has been allotted a flat under the 10% scheme. A complaint was registered with GAD in this connection.

Kadu went to Gavit on behalf of his associate who wants to hold on to government accommodation. However, Gavit informed him that it was not possible as he already had a flat under the 10% scheme. If he wanted to continue to stay in the quarters then the matter would need to be put up before the Chief Minister.

The discussion between the two soared up and infuriated by Gavit’s adamant stand Kadu slapped him.

When the Opposition raised the issue in the House, revenue minister Eknath Khadse immediately announced an enquiry by the chief secretary.

The employees union has made a representation to the government seeking the immediate arrest of Kadu. They have warned that they would continue their agitation till action is taken against the MLA. (ANI)