New Delhi: In yet another incident of the 'privileged political class' resorting to violence to assert their pretentious superiority, the son a BJP MLA allegedly thrashed a driver for not allowing his car to pass.
News agency ANI reported that Raja, son of BJP' Banswara MLA Dhan Singh Rawat, overtook a Maruti Suzuki Swift and blocked the road before getting off and launching a flurry of attacks on the driver? The reason? The Swift driver had apparently not let the Raja's Mahindra Scorpio pass through.
A CCTV footage of the incident - which took place on June 1 - shows Raja getting off his car, opening the door of the car behind and dragging the driver out before unleashing a torrent of blows on him. He was accompanied by several other men who too came out of the Scorpio and joined Raja in punching the man.
#WATCH: Banswara BJP MLA Dhan Singh Rawat's son Raja, thrash a man after he (man) allegedly did not let his (Raja's) vehicle pass in Banswara's Vidyut Colony. He overtakes the man's car, blocks the way & thrashes him. (CCTV Footage of June 1, 2018) #Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/s6p39KvFEg
— ANI (@ANI) June 30, 2018
While incidents of road rage are - unfortunately - common in India, there are also increasing number of incidents where politicians and their family members regard themselves as so-called rulers of the road. While Raja's Scorpio did not have a beacon, there have been incidents when members of political parties have resorted to violence - especially when halted to pay toll taxes.