Former Navy man Madan Sharma (62), who was recently attacked by Shiv Sena workers in Mumbai, met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday.
After his meeting he made an announcement,"From now on, I am with the BJP-RSS. When I was beaten up, they had levelled allegations that I'm with the BJP-RSS. So now I announce, that I am with the BJP-RSS."
Sharma was attacked last Friday for allegedly forwarding a cartoon lampooning Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on social media.
After the attack, Sharma had demanded that the chief minister apologise to him and the country. He had also said that Thackeray should quit his post if he was unable to uphold law and order in the state.
Mumbai Police arrested the six Shiv Sena workers in connection with the incident but later released on bail on Saturday.
Maharashtra: Madan Sharma, retired Navy officer who was beaten up allegedly by Shiv Sena workers in Mumbai, met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan today. pic.twitter.com/wYRMzR7uhS— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2020