Sponsored by

Prakash Ambedkar says Devendra Fadnavis' life in danger, cites Facebook post of Sambhaji Bhide's 'close aide'

Mumbai: Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is facing serious threat to his life from certain pro-Hindutva elements, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh president Prakash Ambedkar claimed on Wednesday.

To justify his contention, Ambedkar pointed to a Facebook post of one Raosaheb Patil, who Ambedkar claims is a "close aide" of Sambhaji V Bhide, President of Shri Shiv Pratisthan Hindustan, a pro-Hindutva ultra-rightist outfit from western Maharashtra.

 Prakash Ambedkar says Devendra Fadnavis life in danger, cites Facebook post of Sambhaji Bhides close aide

File image of Prakash Ambedkar. CNN News18

Patil's post at 10.12 pm on 1 January terms Fadnavis, his ministerial colleague Girish Bapat and former journalist Sudheendra Kulkarni as "insects" (keeda) who could be "chopped off".

"If you fall short of figures for Koregaon-Bhima, you are free to chop off Girish Bapat, Devendra Fadnavis, Sudheendra Kulkarni, I shall have no objections. They are insects infesting the country and the state," Patil's post said.

Incidentally, the post came on the day when Koregaon-Bhima village in Pune district was rocked by casteist riots in which a 28-year-old youth from Nanded was killed, Ambedkar told media persons.

Working as an "assistant at Balaji Motion Pictures", he has described himself as a "staunch Shiv Sainik" and follower of the ideologies of late Sena founder Bal Thackeray.

Ambedkar, who led a successful Maharashtra shutdown on 3 January that claimed the life of a schoolboy, has consistently targeted Bhide and another pro-Hindutva leader from Pune, Milind Ekbote, for the Koregaon-Bhima riot.

Your guide to the latest election news, analysis, commentary, live updates and schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on firstpost.com/elections. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram or like our Facebook page for updates from all 543 constituencies for the upcoming general elections.

Updated Date: Jan 10, 2018 17:52:29 IST