CM not meeting us, say Dabholkar supporters 

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 15 July 2017

Despite repeated assurances by Fadnavis, no meeting has been arranged for the past one year

Pune: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is avoiding meeting the representatives of Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti (MANS -Maharashtra Blind Faith Eradication Committee) alleged MANS executive president Avinash Patil. 

Patil said his repeated attempts to hold a meet with Fadnavis on the Dabholkar murder issue have failed. He said despite the assurance given by the CM that he would give them time, not a single meeting has been arranged till date. 

Patil was speaking to media representatives at a press conference held at the Sadhana Centre in the city on Saturday. Patil said the culprits responsible for MANS founder-president & reformer Narendra Dabholkar's murder on August 20, 2013 have managed to remain elusive from the arrest. He added that the MANS representatives had sought a meeting with the CM and had also requested him to convene a meeting with the investigating officers so that supporters know the progress in the case.

Patil said he had met Fadnavis during the assembly session in Nagpur last year and later during the budget session in Mumbai. He said on both occasions, Fadnavis assured him to give time to the MANS representatives to discuss issues related to the case. 

He said he followed up the matter and sent at least five letters to the Chief Minister's office requesting them to arrange a meeting. But nothing has been done till date. 

Patil said he will visit Mumbai to meet Fadnavis requesting him to remain present for a public function that the MANS wishes to arrange to congratulate the state government for passing the Maharashtra for Prohibition of People from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2016.

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