Shinde Sena Minister Dada Bhuse And MLA Mahendra Thorve Engage In Physical Altercation In Assembly Lobby

Shinde Sena Minister Dada Bhuse And MLA Mahendra Thorve Engage In Physical Altercation In Assembly Lobby

MLAs Shambhuraj Desai and Bharat Gogavale, both from Shinde faction, intervened and brought situation under control.

Kalpesh MhamunkarUpdated: Saturday, March 02, 2024, 09:24 AM IST
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Mumbai: On the last day of the State assembly session, some MLAs of Maharashtra and senior officers of state watched a scuffle between Shivsena minister Dada Bhuse and Shivsena Shinde group MLA Mahendra Thorve in the lobby of the state assembly.

Minister Dada Bhuse and MLA Mahendra Thorve, both from the Shinde group (Shiv Sena Shinde Group), engaged in a physical confrontation. MLAs Shambhuraj Desai and Bharat Gogavale, both from Shinde faction, intervened and brought situation under control.

During Chief Minister Eknath Shinde's presence in the assembly hall, other legislators from the Shinde group were also present. Following this, while the Chief Minister was in the hall, a confrontation between Mahendra Thorve and Dada Bhuse took place in the lobby. The exact cause of this dispute is not yet known. However, the manner in which a confrontation occurred between two leaders from the same faction has sparked political discussions, hinting at discord within the political sphere.

While speaking to Media person Mahendra Throve said " From the last two months, Bharat Gogawale and I have been following some works of our constituency from the Dada Bhuse. CM Shinde and his some MP Shrikant shinde had also called Bhuse and directed Bhuse to do my work despite that on Thursday he called a meeting with other MLA's and resolved their problems. Today when I asked him why he did not do work on my constituency?  Then he got angry on me. I am a self respecting MLA. I am honest with CM. I did not tolerate such an insult. The Chief Minister has made him do work of people and public representatives. I told him, I don't come to your home to eat. " The work I have been following is the work of people."

Thorve further said " Bhuse's body language and language was different. Therefore, strong verbal exchange happened between us. Bhuse shouted at me but I told him not to speak like this. We are also MLAs of ruling parties and on our support you become ministers."  Thorve also alleged Bhuse is a very arrogant person.

Opposition Targets Govt Over Scuffle

Moreover, opposition parties did not leave any stone unturned to criticise the ruling party in the Vidhansabha. NCP Pawar group MLA Jayant Patil, opposition leader Vijay Vadettiwar, ex. CM Prithivraj Chavan, Congress state president Nana Patole and Jeetendra Awhad informed the speaker about it. Jayant Patil  said " The state assembly has a legacy of decency and the issue of scuffle in the lobby is serious. The Protem speaker should call the information and CCTV footage and should inform the assembly about it." He also taunted " We know the law and order situation of Maharashtra deteriorates. We wondered whether goons had reached the lobby?"

Nana Patole said " The incident is very shameful. The politics of BJP has turned the state assembly into a fighting arena." He alleged that ruling MLAs are more concerned with their personal problems rather than citizens' problems. Khoke MLAs fall apart on ministers for Khoke only, This is nothing but Khoke matter and it will continue in Khoke. He Condemned the scuffle of ruling parties. 

Dada Bhuse Refutes Reports Of Scuffle

Eventually, Dada Bhuse denied any such scuffle with Thorve in the Vidhansabha. He also said there is nothing in the CCTV footage of the lobby too. DCM Ajit Pawar and state assembly speaker Rahul Narwekar also denied such an incident happened in the lobby and removed the statements from the record about the incident. 

Who are Dada Bhuse and Mahendra Thorwe?

Dadaji Dagadu Bhuse, a prominent Shiv Sena member, represents the Malegaon Outer Assembly Constituency in the 13th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, marking his fourth consecutive term. He had joined Eknath Shinde when he split the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena.

Since his election in 2004, Bhuse has held various key positions, including Minister of State for Co-operation, guardian minister for Dhule District, and guardian minister for Palghar district.

Mahendra Thorve currently serves as a Member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly representing the Karjat Vidhan Sabha constituency as a member of the Shiv Sena. He was electied in 2019. He has a background in business and construction.

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