A retired naval officer who was beaten up by Shiv Sainiks for allegedly sharing a satirical cartoon of Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray was on Monday asked by the party if he was not taught during his service period to respect constitutional authorities. The Sena, condemning the treatment meted out to the officer, asked what did ex-naval man Madan Sharma gain by mocking a constitutional authority and was it part of “national work”.
“In Mumbai, a retired naval officer named Madan Sharma was attacked by the Shiv Sainiks, no one would support it, it should be condemned but what did the retired officer gain by sharing a satirical cartoon on chief minister Uddhav Thackeray who has been elected by the people of the state,” Shiv Sena said. “Honor the person sitting in the Constitutional post, wasn’t this gentleman taught in the Navy?” Sena asked.
Inputs: Hindustan Times