Prime News, National (Aurangabad), August 18:- As the nation was bidding a final adieu to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Friday, an Aurangabad Municipal Corporation general body meeting witnessed a ruckus when a dozen-odd Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) corporators assaulted an All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) member who opposed a condolence resolution on the deceased leader.
The veteran leader, who passed away on Thursday in Delhi’s AIIMS hospital at the age of 93, had been suffering from ailments for several years.
The AIMIM said the opposition to the resolution was not the stand of the party but demanded action against the corporators involved in the assault.
Shortly after the house convened, BJP corporators led by Rahul Vaidya moved a condolence resolution on Vajpayee`s death, which was opposed by AIMIM’s Sayed Mateen.
Livid at this, 10-12 BJP corporators, including some women members, pulled Mateen from his seat, slapped, punched and even one of them kicked him repeatedly, even when he fell on the floor, shows a video by news agency ANI.
Even as other corporators attempted to rescue Mateen, the municipal corporation`s security officials rushed in and whisked him to safety through a side exit and later to a hospital.
The CCTV video of the incident went viral on the social media. The assault sparked angry reactions outside as alleged AIMIM supporters indulged in stone-pelting to damage local BJP leader Baburao Deshmukh`s car and injured his driver. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)