Police stage flag march in city on eve of Vidarbha bandh



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