Nagpur police stages flag march in city on eve of Vidarbha bandh
Tuesday, January 19, 2010 22:53
City police and platoons of the SRPF today staged flag marches in
various part of city on the eve of Vidarbha bandh, a call given by all
political parties demanding separate Vidarbha.
Flag marches were organised under Sadar and Sitabuldi police station
jurisdiction. This is first time flag march has been taken out on the
occasion of bandh call in city.
Meanwhile the stage is set for Vidarbha bandh tomorrow as most of the
leaders from political parties were on campaign tour in different
parts of Vidarbha to mobilise support.
Former Union minister and Congress MP from Nagpur Vilas Muttemwar was
away in Yavatmal, while former MPCC chief Ranjeet Deshmukh was in
Bhandara for the same.
Republican leaders including Prakash Ambedkar, were also on tour
visiting Dalit dominated areas and district places to garner support
from pro-Vidarbha people.
Local BJP MLA Davendra Phadanvis said that his party members will
actively participate in the bandh call given by all political parties.
Among the prominent leaders on the forefront of agitation here are
Vilas Muttemwar, Datta Meghe both Congress MPs, Ranjeet Deshmukh and
Naresh Pugalia (Congress).
Former MP Banwarilal Purohit, Davendra Phadanvis Sudhakar Deshmukh,
Vikas Kumbhare, Krishna Khopde, Dalit leaders Prakash Ambedkar,
Jogendra Kawade, Sulekha Kumbhare, Congress legislators Dinanth
Padole, Dilip Sananda, Jainuddin Zaveri, SQ Zama and others are also
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