Lok Sabha Election: ‘Black flags’ shown to BJP MP Gopal Shetty in Mumbai

After the residents protested against BJP MP Gopal Shetty, the BJP workers got agitated. However, the clash between people and the BJP workers was resolved after police intervened


While rallying and campaigning ahead of the Lok Sabha election in Mumbai, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Gopal Shetty who is contesting from city’s North constituency was shown ‘black flags’ as a form of protest against him. 

The agitated residents living in Shree Ambe Society in Borivali on Thursday protested against their sitting MP Gopal Shetty which led a clash between the people and BJP workers. However, the matter was quickly resolved as the police intervened. 

As the residents of the society protested against Shetty, the BJP workers reacted aggressively and “misbehaved” with the people. Shetty was elected as an MP from Mumbai North LS constituency earlier in 2014 and defeated Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam. 

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Earlier, the several times elected MP from Mumbai North and veteran BJP leader Ram Naik was defeated by Bollywood actor Govinda in the year 2004. In these elections, Congress has fielded renowned actress Urmila Matondkar against BJP’s Gopal Shetty.