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Dec 03, 2012 at 03:23pm IST

No apology, MNS justifies act of leader slapping 65-yr-old contractor

Mumbai: There has still been no action more than 24 hours after a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) corporator was caught on camera beating up a 65-year-old contractor in Kalyan near Mumbai. What's more is that instead of apologising, the MNS is defending the action. Party leader Bala Nandgaonkar says even though Raj Thackeray won't approve of what the MNS corporator did, the fact remains that contractors don't do their job despite taking public money.

Meanwhile, the MNS corporator, Nitin Nikam, has also defended his action on publicly slapping a 65-year-old private contractor. The MNS corporator was caught on camera repeatedly and publicly slapping a contractor in the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal area, DV Patil. The police are yet to take any action against the corporator.

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"If your work is improper and you don't understand me when I talk to you nicely then I will have to use the MNS way to explain it to you," Nikam said while defending his action. Nikam was upset that the private contractor had failed to repair a water pipeline which caused shortage in the area.

"There was a water problem in the area. I had gone there to fix the leak but he started thrashing me," Patil said.

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Nikam had reportedly summoned Patil to complain about water shortage in the Ganeshwadi locality. Patil has alleged that when he went to register a complaint with the local police station, but was told it was a non-cognizable offence.

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