Popular orator Namdev Jadhav, who recently made controversial statements against Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, found himself in a contentious situation in Pune on Saturday.
While addressing the media near the Patrakar Sangh, supporters of Pawar blackened Jadhav's face. A video capturing the incident circulated widely, depicting police intervention to rescue Jadhav amidst slogans raised by Pawar's supporters.
Jadhav was en route to the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute for a programme centered around the upcoming Shiv Jayanti celebrations in Singapore. Despite the Deccan Police denying permission for the event due to prior threats from leaders of the Sharad Pawar faction to blacken his face, Jadhav proceeded.
Holding NCP MLA Rohit Pawar accountable for the incident, Jadhav said he intends to lodge a formal complaint at the Vishrambaug Police Station.