BJP condemns Shiv Sena violence at TV channel offices

New Delhi, Nov 20 ( The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has strongly condemned Friday’s attack by Shiv Sena activists on the offices of IBN-Lokmat network channel in Mumbai and Pune.

BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told Inditop that the incident was “unfortunate and strongly condemnable”.

Without naming the Shiv Sena, Naqvi said that law is equal for all citizens of the country and action should be taken against those responsible for the incident.

IBN-Lokmat TV channel journalists and other employees were beaten up and the channel’s office property was vandalised by Shiv Sainiks to protest the alleged misquoting by the channel of party chief Bal Thackeray’s remarks on cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

The attack has drawn condemnation from all quarters.