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Shiv Sena demands Ajit Pawar's resignation

April 08, 2013 20:31 IST

The Nashik unit of the Shiv Sena on Monday demanded resignation of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar over his insensitive remarks over drought, which has ravaged over a dozen districts in the state.

Sena activists staged a demonstration against the Nationalist Congress Party leader and beat his posters with shoes to express their protest over the remarks made at a function in Indapur taluka of Pune district on Sunday.

Party leaders said the apology rendered by Ajit was not enough and he should quit. Later, the police arrived at the protest site and detained the agitating activists.

Meanwhile, Ajit's effigies were burnt by Sena workers in the temple town of Shirdi in Ahmednagar district.

"If there is no water in the dam...Should we urinate into it," Ajit had said, kicking up a controversy. The NCP leader followed it up with another remark poking fun at load shedding in the state.

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