Pune| Congress Leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday blamed Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis responsible for the Maratha reservation uproar in Maharashtra.
Addressing the Press conference, the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh said, “Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is himself responsible for facing the ire of the Maratha and Dhangar communities on the issue of reservation. He himself had promised to resolve the issue within a month.”
Earlier, CM Fadnavis had to cancel his visit to the holy town of Pandharpur after the Maratha community started their agitation for reservation in government jobs. Fadnavis had to also cancel his ‘mahapuja’ of Lord Vitthal at Pandharpur temple.
“CM Fadnavis should have visited Vittal Temple in Pandharpur on the occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi puja. None of the ministers were there. Why are they scared? For me, visiting Pandharpur is not a political issue; it’s a personal belief,” said Digvijaya Singh while criticising Fadnavis for not visiting the Pandharpur.
The Maratha Reservation protest in Maharashtra has taken a new turn after Kakasaheb Shinde, a resident of Kaygaon village in Aurangabad district jumped into the Godavari River amidst the ‘Jal samadhi’ agitation. The protestors had blocked the Mumbai-Pune highway, demanding the declaration of Shinde as a “martyr”, a compensation of Rs. 50 lakh for his family, and a government job for his brother.