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Gujarat BJP leader celebrates birthday with alcohol in public amid lockdown

The incident took place in Gujarat’s Mahisagar district where the BJP leader was seen cutting his birthday cake with a sword

Sabrangindia 13 Jul 2020

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On Friday, BJP’s Mahisagar district convener Kawan Patel threw a birthday party in public, in the middle of the road, breaking all social distancing rules. In a video that went viral on social media, Patel could be seen cutting his birthday cake with a sword as his friends poured alcohol all over him and themselves. It must be noted that Gujarat is grappling with increasing cases of the coronavirus infection and is treating as many as 10,662 patients with the infection at the moment. It is also noteworthy that Gujarat is a dry state i.e there are stringent alcohol prohibition laws.

 

 

Besides Patel, those involved in the act include BJP district president for Mahisagar, Yogendra Mehra, reported India Today. It has been said that the police have arrested seven people in the matter on charges of consuming liquor and brandishing weapons in public. Mahisagar Deputy SP NV Patel told Ahmedabad Mirror, “We have arrested Kavan Patel, Yogendra Mehra and five others based on the video that went viral. We are also in the process of identifying others who were at the party and will duly arrest them. The sword with which the cake was cut has been seized and the accused have been arrested for offences including prohibition, violation of notification and Epidemic Diseases Act for not wearing masks and failure to maintain social distance.”

However, BJP’s regional spokesperson Bharat Pandya issued a statement saying that the BJP was in no way involved in the event and those participating were neither BJP office bearers nor active members of the party.

 

 

Last year, in a similar incident, Nikhil Murkute, a BJP leader from Belagavi, Karnataka was arrested for celebrating his birthday by cutting the cake with a sword.

This is not the first time that the members of the BJP have been found to be involved in such an incident during the lockdown. In May, BJP President of Ward No. 7 Anil Parmar and seven others had been arrested by the Vadodara police after they were found celebrating a birthday party violating all lockdown norms, Indian Express had reported.


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Gujarat BJP leader celebrates birthday with alcohol in public amid lockdown

The incident took place in Gujarat’s Mahisagar district where the BJP leader was seen cutting his birthday cake with a sword

BJP

On Friday, BJP’s Mahisagar district convener Kawan Patel threw a birthday party in public, in the middle of the road, breaking all social distancing rules. In a video that went viral on social media, Patel could be seen cutting his birthday cake with a sword as his friends poured alcohol all over him and themselves. It must be noted that Gujarat is grappling with increasing cases of the coronavirus infection and is treating as many as 10,662 patients with the infection at the moment. It is also noteworthy that Gujarat is a dry state i.e there are stringent alcohol prohibition laws.

 

 

Besides Patel, those involved in the act include BJP district president for Mahisagar, Yogendra Mehra, reported India Today. It has been said that the police have arrested seven people in the matter on charges of consuming liquor and brandishing weapons in public. Mahisagar Deputy SP NV Patel told Ahmedabad Mirror, “We have arrested Kavan Patel, Yogendra Mehra and five others based on the video that went viral. We are also in the process of identifying others who were at the party and will duly arrest them. The sword with which the cake was cut has been seized and the accused have been arrested for offences including prohibition, violation of notification and Epidemic Diseases Act for not wearing masks and failure to maintain social distance.”

However, BJP’s regional spokesperson Bharat Pandya issued a statement saying that the BJP was in no way involved in the event and those participating were neither BJP office bearers nor active members of the party.

 

 

Last year, in a similar incident, Nikhil Murkute, a BJP leader from Belagavi, Karnataka was arrested for celebrating his birthday by cutting the cake with a sword.

This is not the first time that the members of the BJP have been found to be involved in such an incident during the lockdown. In May, BJP President of Ward No. 7 Anil Parmar and seven others had been arrested by the Vadodara police after they were found celebrating a birthday party violating all lockdown norms, Indian Express had reported.


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BJP MLA violates lockdown, invites 100 people to birthday bash

 

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