Politicos flay govt for lathi charge

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 26 February 2019

“It is indeed a matter of shame for the government to take such action against such protestors who were fighting for their demands,” added Supriya Sule. 

PUNE: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule on Monday demanded resignation of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis after the city police resorted to lathi charge on a mob of 2,000 specially-abled persons who were protesting outside the disability commissioner’s office to highlight their demands. Sule said that the State government is insensitive to such issues and hence, chose to lathi charge on the specially-abled persons.

“It is indeed a matter of shame for the government to take such action against such protestors who were fighting for their demands,” added Sule. 

Speaking on the lathi charge issue, MLC Neelam Gorhe said that she has asked the collector to look into the issue.

“I will call for an inquiry in the incident and if we find that officials are responsible for lathi charge incident, then we will take action against such officials. We will also take up the demands of the protesting specially abled persons in the assembly,” added Gorhe. 

Speaking about the lathi charge, NCP leader Dhananjay Munde demanded strong action against officials involved in the lathi charge incident. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Social Justice Dilip Kamble, who heard the demands of protestors on phone, said that he will arrange for a discussion on Tuesday on the demands of protestors.

“We will look for a solution for demands which can be met immediately and a plan will be chalked out for demands which will take time for implementation,” he added.

MNS chief Raj Thackeray who visited the protesters, late on Monday evening, said, “These people cannot speak and are fighting for education. They have  an urge to learn and are demanding from the government to appoint teachers for them. The government will be cursed by these youths. The chief minister is yet to act on the demands of these youths”

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