‘Govt needs to control Hindu fundamentalists’

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Ambedkar had earlier blamed Bhide Guruji and Pune-based Milind Ekbote, the founder of Samasta Hindu Aghadi, for the January 1 violence.

MUMBAI: Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh President Prakash Ambedkar on Wednesday demanded that the State government should control ‘unscrutinised Hindu fundamentalists’. These unscrutinised fundamentalists are now issuing threats to the chief minister and others, he said.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis faced a threat to his life from ‘unscrutinised Hindu fundamentalists’, Ambedkar said.

Ambedkar, the grandson of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, to support his claim, pulled out Facebook posts of Raosaheb Patil, who he claimed was a close aide of Sangli-based Sambaji Bhide Guruji, the founder of Shree Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan.

Ambedkar had earlier blamed Bhide Guruji and Pune-based Milind Ekbote, the founder of Samasta Hindu Aghadi, for the January 1 violence at Koregaon-Bhima. 

The Facebook post on January 1 at 10.12 pm states that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Pune Guardian Minister Girish Bapat and Sudheendra Kulkarni must be murdered as they are the worms (keede) in the society.

Patil further appealed in his post that if the agitators fall short of figures for Koregaon-Bhima, they were free to attack Girish Bapat, Devendra Fadnavis, Sudheendra Kulkarni and he won’t have objections. They are insects infesting the country and the State, the post said.

“These are the extremist right wing forces and groups which are not being controlled by the ruling Hindutva leadership. There is a competition for the leadership among these uncontrolled Hindu outfits. For supremacy, they are talking about killing people,” Ambedkar said. 

Incidentally, the post came on the day when Koregaon-Bhima village in Pune district was rocked by casteist riots, in which a 28-year-old youth from Nanded was killed, Ambedkar told media persons here.

“I am certain this intelligence (of threats to the CM) was gathered, but whether it was passed on to the Home Department, headed by Fadnavis, is not known,” Ambedkar added.

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