On Monday, reports emerged that a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA in Uttarakhand flogged a police horse with a lathi, causing multiple fractures on the animal’s leg during a protest that turned violent.
The MLA, identified as Ganesh Joshi, however, refuted the claims entirely, saying that he was 'being framed by the opposition'. He even released a video showing a horse taking a tumble, when a crowd of people attacks it and the policeman riding it.
His daughter, Neha, too, in a letter titled WARNING: A daughter’s rant claimed that she has never seen her father ill-treat anyone or anything.
Sharing the post with a photograph of Ganesh cuddling a puppy, wrote: "...Yes he is holding a stick and beating it in the air. But not once will you see the stick hitting the poor animal. My father is a man who chose to apologise on behalf of the party he represents, for the unfortunate turn of events at the rally. He did not shirk this responsibility. But the kind of man he is and what he represents, he is certainly not ok with being called an animal abuser. I am certainly not ok with him being called an animal abuser (sic)."
MLA Ganesh had shared the following video saying that it was crowd that 'pulled' the horse and that it fell down and 'injured itself'.
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