Union minister slapped at public event in Maharashtra

Vastavam web: Union minister Ramdas Athawale has been slapped by a man at a public event in Maharashtra’s Ambernath town, police said. The incident took place Saturday night as the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment was coming down from the stage, a police official said. The accused has been identified as Pravin Gosavi. He was later beaten up by Athwale’s supporters. Gosavi has been shifted to the state-run J J hospital in Mumbai after receiving initial treatment in Ambernath, police said.