Aurangabad: Shiv Sena's Aurangabad MP Chandrakant Khaire who roughed up and abused a civic official on Thursday for demolishing a temple, in a bizarre justification said that if he had not hurled those abuses at the moment, the angry mob would have killed the official for sure.
"The angry mob was about to kill the official who had holed up in his car after what he had done, I saved him. But so what if I abused him? We won't stand back and watch while our temples get demolished. We are here to defend the Hindus," Khaire told the reporters.
Training his guns on the police, Khaire further said that it was conspiracy by them against the Hindu temples in the state.
"The police commissioners and collectors are all together in this. It's a conspiracy against our temples. How can the police even have the guts to destroy our temples when we are still in power? They just wanted to show that they can demolish temples in front of us," Khaire added.
Earlier, civic official Ramesh Mundlod who based on high court orders, led a demolition drive including that of illegal temples in a suburb of Aurangabad, was later abused and roughed up publically by Khaire.
With the crowd growing around the official's car, Khaire launched into an angry tirade, calling him 'Aurangzeb's progeny' and asked him why he was not demolishing 'Muslim buildings' instead while showering a litany of abuses.