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Governor cancels I-Day reception

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 20:22

Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has cancelled the Independence Day `At Home` reception organised by him tomorrow evening at Pune`s Raj Bhavan following the death of Union Minister and former Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.

The Governor will hoist the National Flag at Council Hall in Pune as scheduled at 9 am tomorrow, a release said.

Meanwhile, Republican Party of India has also called off its `jail bharo` agitation of August 16 over the demand of Indu mill land for Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai.
The agitation was being called off due to Deshmukh`s death, and also the Chief Minister`s assurance of arranging a meeting with the Prime Minister, RPI spokesperson Arjun Dangle said.


First Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 20:00

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