Attack on Sharad Power sparks protest in Maharashtra.

Sharad Power Pune: The attack on Union Agriculture Minister and Nationalist Congress Party Chief Sharad Pawar in Delhi on Thursday sparked protests in Maharashtra, mainly in the western region.

Despite, Pawar pleasing to the people to maintain peace, NCP Pune city unit President Vandana Chavan declared that a Bandh will be observed in the city on Friday to criticize the attack. “This is a spontaneous reaction by the party workers,” Ms Chavan said.

‘Rasta roko’ protests were held in different parts, including his hometown Baramati in Pune district. NCP workers burnt tires and staged protests in Pune, Aurangabad, Nashik and Solapur districts, disturbing traffic in several pockets.

Baramati witnessed a bandh on Friday, with NCP workers taking to the streets, influence shop keepers to pull the shutters.

Addressing media persons on Thursday afternoon in Nagpur, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar had reiterated Pawar’s plea to avoid violence in the state.

He said that “I strongly condemn the attack. However, I request people to maintain peace. There is no need to stage protests.”

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