Police stage flag march in city on eve of Vidarbha bandh

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 23:23

Nagpur: City police and SRPF on Tuesday 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 a flag march
has been taken out on the occasion of a bandh call in city.
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 districts to garner support from
pro-Vidarbha people.

Local BJP MLA Davendra Phadanvis said 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, S
Q Zama and others are also supporting bandh.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 23:23

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