The chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, today condemned an “attack” on the residence of Sharad Pawar, the leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
More than 100 striking Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) employees staged a sudden and angry protest outside Pawar’s home in Mumbai on Friday afternoon while he was at home, claiming he had done nothing to solve their problems. .
His daughter and Lok Sabha member Supriya Sule tried to appease the protesters but to no avail. The police eventually took them and registered a case against 107 people.
“I condemn the attack on the home of one of India’s most prominent public figures, Sharad Pawar @PawarSpeaks, and welcome @CMOMaharashtra’s statement for cracking down on the perpetrators,” Ms Banerjee tweeted.
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) Apr 9, 2022
After the protest, Mr Pawar said the agitated MSRTC workers had been “misled by an unwise leadership”.
Leaders of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi – a coalition of the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress – have condemned the incident, with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray ordering police to take strict action against the perpetrators of the “attack”.
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