People for Animal (PFA), an organisation headed by Union Minister and BJP leader Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, on Wednesday demanded expulsion of Mussoorie MLA Ganesh Joshi for attacking a horse in Uttarakhand's capital Dehradun, which caused multiple fractures on the horse's hind leg.
Reacting to the video showing Joshi hitting the horse, PFA demanded that action be taken against him, and said he had brought a bad name to the party. Gandhi said she planned to request the higher-ups in the party to take action against him.
The horse was mercilessly beaten during a protest against Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday for "misuse" of funds. Meanwhile, Joshi, who has been booked for beating the horse, cried foul, saying he was nowhere near the animal when it got injured.
The MLA from Mussorie told ANI that it was an effort to spread misinformation and malign his reputation. The Dehradun Police on Sunday registered a case against Joshi for beating a police horse, reportedly breaking one of its legs, during a protest against Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday for "misuse" of funds.