Maharashtra opposition members meet governor

August 12th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) A 70-member delegation of opposition parties in Maharashtra Friday met Governor K. Sankaranarayanan demanding the dismissal of the state government, the Raj Bhawan said.

The members presented a memorandum complaining that the government was unable to maintain law and order in the state.

The delegation was led by the Leader of Opposition in the assembly Eknath Khadse, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sudhir Mungantiwar, Shiv Sena leaders Subhash Desai and Diwakar Raote and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader Bala Nandgaokar, said the Raj Bhawan (governor’s office) statement.

The delegation cited growing incidents of bomb blasts, naxalism, murder, rape, gang rivalry, cyber crime and police firing in the state.

The memorandum asked Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Home Minister R.R. Patil to justify police firing at three places in the state.

Sankaranarayanan assured the delegation that he would discuss all issues raised by them with Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan at the earliest.

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