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Pro-quota Maratha protesters parade effigy depicting Modi with bangles in Nagpur

NAGPUR: Pro-quota Maratha protesters of the group Sakal Maratha Samaj? today morning (August 9, 2018) took Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s effigy on streets with bangles tied around his neck. Apart from targeting Modi, the protesters also carried placards that read ‘Kopardi rape and murder accused should be hanged.’ Despite the heavy police security, protesters  turned violent as they smashed the screens of buses and other vehicles in some areas of Nagpur.

The Maratha community has been demanding a 16% reservation in jobs and educational institutions. In spite of assurances given by the Devendra Fadnavis Government about Maratha reservations in jobs and education, the Maratha community called for a Maharashtra Bandh today.

Acting on the advice of Maratha community and fearing any untoward incident, schools and colleges in several cities of the state have declared a holiday on August 9. The Sakal Maratha Samaj in Nagpur, during a press conference on Tuesday called for the complete shutdown of schools, colleges, business establishments, public transport system, etc.

Maratha leader Raje Mudhoji Bhonsle, who will be spearheading the bandh in Nagpur tomorrow, while speaking to Nation Next said, We have also called for a peaceful Nagpur bandh on August 9. In spite of 58 silent protests till now, the government has not taken the action it should have taken. It’s our last warning to the government that we have been protesting in a peaceful way till now. If any untoward incident happens, the government will be responsible for it.

Bhonsle added, Maharashtra CM Fadnavis has just been assuring us. We have been told that the issue will be sorted out till November. How will it get sorted out just ahead of the Lok Sabha Polls of 2019? This is just an attempt to prolong things. Bhonsle also informed that the community members will be going to different places in Nagpur to ensure that establishments are shut down on the day of the bandh.

Maximum shops, offices, educational institutions in Nagpur remain shut today thus bringing the city to a standstill. However, Nagpur Police through its bulk message, assured people and provide a helpline number. They wrote, “Situation is peaceful. Don’t spread & do not believe in rumours. Police Bandobast is deployed. For any information call 07122561103.”

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Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal issues disqualification notice to 16 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs

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Narhari Zirwal – the Deputy Speaker in Maharashtra Assembly – on Saturday (June 25) issued disqualification notice to 16 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs.

Narhari Zirwal, Deputy Speaker, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

Narhari Zirwal – the Deputy Speaker in Maharashtra Assembly – on Saturday (June 25) issued disqualification notice to 16 rebel Shiv Sena MLAs.

The MLAs, who are being led by Eknath Shinde, are currently staying at Guwahati in Assam. These MLAs are supposed to file their written replies by 5:30 pm on Monday (June 27).  If the MLAs are disqualified, Shinde will lose his legislator’s post and that, crucially, will see his revolt fail.

The Shiv Sena had moved the original notice against 12 rebel MLAs, including Shinde, late Thursday evening and added another four names on Friday.

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As Maharashtra political crisis intensifies, police impose section 144 in Mumbai

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The Mumbai Police on June 25 imposed Section 144 in Mumbai, which disallows the gathering of five or more persons.

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The Mumbai Police on June 25 imposed Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) in the city, which disallows the gathering of five or more persons. The prohibitory orders will remain in force till July 10.

Owing to escalating tensions between Maharashtra’s ruling coalition partner Shiv Sena and its internal rebel group, earlier in the day, the police in neighbouring Thane district, which is a bastion of Shiv Sena’s rebel leader Eknath Shinde, imposed Section 144. The order in Thane will remain in force till June 30.

Also read: Eknath Shinde-led rebel group to call itself ‘Shiv Sena Balasaheb’

Yesterday Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s key aide and Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut issued a warning to the rebel MLAs, suggesting that they would have to face the fury of party workers after returning to Mumbai.

He said: “Outside Maharashtra, you are eagles. But the people’s patience is wearing thin. Right now, Shiv Sainiks have not come out on the streets. If they do, the streets will be on fire.”

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Eknath Shinde-led rebel group to call itself ‘Shiv Sena Balasaheb’

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The rebel MLAs led by Eknath Shinde, who are camping in Guwahati, on Saturday (June 25) named their group as ‘Shiv Sena Balasaheb.’

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Even as Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena is seeking disqualification of its rebel MLAs from the assembly, the rebel MLAs led by Eknath Shinde on Saturday (June 25) named their group as ‘Shiv Sena Balasaheb.’

Rebel Shiv Sena MLA Deepak Keserkar said: “Our group will be called Shiv Sena Balasaheb. We will not merge with any party.” Kesarkar has also hinted at a possible alliance with the BJP. “We have only two options remaining in Maharashtra; to go with either the NCP-Congress or the BJP, otherwise the government cannot be formed. However, the question of allying with the BJP will be decided by Eknath Shinde. Whatever decision he takes, we will support it.”

Meanwhile Maharashtra Congress leader Ashok Chavan said: “Until it gets legal authorisation from the speaker, such type of groups will not be authorized.”

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