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  Metros   Mumbai  07 Jan 2018  CM Devendra Fadnavis claims all is well, Opp. parties disagree

CM Devendra Fadnavis claims all is well, Opp. parties disagree

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Published : Jan 7, 2018, 1:34 am IST
Updated : Jan 7, 2018, 1:34 am IST

The Opposition, on the other hand, has demanded his resignation for allowing communal tension to escalate in the state in the last three years.

Devendra Fadnavis
 Devendra Fadnavis

Mumbai: Despite reports of unrest being witnessed in various pockets of Maharashtra in the last few days, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday asserted that the law and order situation in the state was “absolutely good”. The Opposition, on the other hand, has demanded his resignation for allowing communal tension to escalate in the state in the last three years.

“Even today, the law and order situation in Maharashtra is absolutely good, there is no problem with it,” Mr Fadnavis told reporters while addressing a curtain-raiser event for an upcoming investment summit.

However, Congress state president Ashok Chavan has held Mr Fadnavis responsible for the unrest in the state on communal lines in last three years. “Communal tension has risen in the state in the last three years and the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is responsible for it. Why haven’t they arrested those responsible for Bhima Koregaon attacks? Are they protecting the culprits? The chief minister should take responsibility and resign,” said Mr Chavan.

The Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh leader, Mr Prakash Ambedkar had alleged that right-wing leaders Sambhaji Bhide and Milind Ekbote were behind the attack and an FIR has been lodged against them in Pune.

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