Shiv Sena workers protest Shripad Chindam's remarks on Shivaji, disrupt traffic in Navi Mumbai

Shiv Sena activists on Sunday tried to disrupt vehicular movement in neighbouring Navi Mumbai in protest against Ahmednagar deputy mayor Shripad Chindam's remarks against Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

PTI February 18, 2018 15:33:12 IST
Shiv Sena workers protest Shripad Chindam's remarks on Shivaji, disrupt traffic in Navi Mumbai

Mumbai: Shiv Sena activists on Sunday tried to disrupt vehicular movement in neighbouring Navi Mumbai in protest against Ahmednagar deputy mayor Shripad Chindam's remarks against Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Shiv Sena workers protest Shripad Chindams remarks on Shivaji disrupt traffic in Navi Mumbai

Representational image. Reuters

The protests were held on Airoli-Mulund bridge and at  Diva Circle in Airoli at around 11 am.  "There were some agitations by the Shiv Sena, due to which traffic was disrupted for some time. We cleared the road for vehicular movement after removing them," said Pradip Tidar, senior Police Inspector, Rabale police station.

Nobody was arrested as protests were held in a peaceful manner. Chindam, a BJP leader, allegedly made the objectionable comments against the 17th century warrior king while ticking up of an employee of the Ahmednagar civic body.

In a video circulated on WhatsApp, Chindam was purportedly seen offering apology for saying objectionable
things about Shivaji "unintentionally". Ahmednagar Lok Sabha MP Dilip Gandhi had said that Chindam would be dismissed from the party.

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