PUNE: “The government is suppressing the voice of intellectuals, lawyers, journalists, social and human activists in democracy and the Congress party will not tolerate it,” said Ashok Chavan, former State chief minister and Congress state president in Pune on Thursday.
“We condemn the act of the government. No one who is raising their voice is safe in this country,” said Chavan while inaugurating the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) first gray water project in Sahakar Nagar.
Senior Congress corporator and former deputy mayor Aba Bagul used his ward development funds to install gray water pilot project in his ward. The water generated from household waste will be treated in this plant.
Speaking to the media regarding the arrests, Chavan said, “This has been done to divert attention of common people from Sanatan Sanstha.”
He said the government is using pressure tactics to stop anyone from speaking against the government.
In his inaugural speech, Chavan appreciated corporator Bagul and the PMC for this project. He said, “Water problem is becoming vulnerable in parts of the state. We should save and recycle water. Bagul has done remarkable work. Congress party will support him. Party will take cognisance of his work and will take appropriate decision.”
Due to demise of former mayor Vasant Thorat, many corporators including Congress were not present in the function.