NCP workers throw crabs outside Maharashtra minister Tanaji Sawant's house after he blames them for Ratnagiri dam breach

Workers of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Tuesday threw crabs outside the residence of Maharashtra minister Tanaji Sawant.

Press Trust of India July 09, 2019 20:04:00 IST
NCP workers throw crabs outside Maharashtra minister Tanaji Sawant's house after he blames them for Ratnagiri dam breach
  • Workers of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Tuesday threw crabs outside the residence of Maharashtra minister Tanaji Sawant

  • They did so to protest his claim that the crustaceans caused a dam breach in coastal Ratnagiri

  • NCP workers led by Rupali Chakankar reached the residence of Sawant and threw live crabs on the porch

Pune: Workers of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Tuesday threw crabs outside the residence of Maharashtra minister Tanaji Sawant to protest his claim that the crustaceans caused a dam breach in coastal Ratnagiri. Sawant drew much flak and ridicule when he claimed last week that crabs hollowed out the wall of Tiware dam in Ratnagiri district, causing the breach which claimed at least 15 lives.

NCP workers led by Rupali Chakankar reached the residence of Sawant, the minister for water conservation in Pune and threw live crabs on the porch. Earlier, NCP workers in Thane and Kolhapur had approached police seeking that a `case' for murder be registered against crabs for causing the breach, following Sawant's statement in the aftermath of the tragedy.

The dam, located near Chiplun, 250 km from Mumbai, breached on the night of 2 July.

Updated Date:

also read

Mumbai preps for third wave: Pediatric COVID centres, 6,500 oxygen beds, 1,500 ICU beds to be set up
India

Mumbai preps for third wave: Pediatric COVID centres, 6,500 oxygen beds, 1,500 ICU beds to be set up

Aaditya stated that as the virus mutates and targets different age groups, the response to it should also evolve

New COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra fall under 40,000 for first time since 31 March; 37,236 recorded today
India

New COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra fall under 40,000 for first time since 31 March; 37,236 recorded today

Maharashtra had reported 39,544 cases on 31 March, 54,022 cases on 7 May, 53,605 on 8 May and 48,401 on 9 May

Maharashtra extends lockdown-like curbs till 1 June; negative COVID-19 report must to enter state
India

Maharashtra extends lockdown-like curbs till 1 June; negative COVID-19 report must to enter state

As per new order, the RT-PCR test report issued upto 48 hours in advance is compulsory for any person entering the state by any mode of transport