BJP MLA from Dombivli, Ravindra Chavan, has landed in a huge controversy after comparing Dalits with pigs.

Ravindra ChavanBJP MLA Ravindra Chavan. Pic/YouTube

The MLA was attending an inaugural function by the Smart City Program in Thane where his comparison went awry and has the landed the BJP leader in big trouble after the video went viral on social media.

Chavan while addressing the crowd cited the example of Abraham Lincoln narrating a story where Lincoln picked up a piglet from a drain and cleaned it. The MLA went on to say PM Narendra Modi and CM Devendra Fadnavis too are working hard to uplift dalits.

The comparison has angered many Dalit organisations who have demanded an apology from the MLA.

The opposition also criticised the BJP MLA and demanded an apology while the district unit of NCP went a step ahead by organising a 'Naming Ceremony' of a pig and named it Ravindra Chavan as a mark of protest.