According to the latest reports, on Wednesday, February 9, Maharashtra Congress conducted a protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Mantralaya, while demanding an apology from him for “insulting” the state by suggesting that it encouraged the spread of COVID-19 in other regions.
Maharashtra Congress Chief Nana Patole took to Twitter and said, “A protest was held in front of the statue of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi in Mumbai against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for insulting Maharashtra. Mumbai Congress President Bhai Jagtap, Minister Vijay Vadettiwar, Sunil Kedar, Nitin Raut along with leaders and activists present.”
महाराष्ट्राचा अवमान करणा-या पंतप्रधान नरेंद्र मोदी यांच्या विरोधात मुंबई येथे राष्ट्रपिता महात्मा गांधी यांच्या पुतळ्यासमोर निषेध आंदोलन करण्यात आले.
मुंबई काँग्रेस अध्यक्ष भाई जगताप,मंत्री विजय वडेट्टीवार,सुनील केदार,नितीन राऊत सह नेते कार्यकर्ते उपस्थित.#MaharashtraAgainstModi pic.twitter.com/0n8Uazf0OK
— Nana Patole (@NANA_PATOLE) February 9, 2022
On the other hand, Bhai Jagtap, Mumbai Congress President on social media mentioned, “Aggressive protest was registered in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi near Mantralaya with Congress leaders and hundreds of activists to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.
#महाराष्ट्रद्रोही पंतप्रधान नरेंद्र मोदी यांचा निषेध नोंदवण्यासाठी मंत्रालया जवळील महात्मा गांधीजींच्या पुतळ्यासमोर काँग्रेस नेते व शेकडो कार्यकर्त्यांसह आक्रमक निषेध नोंदविण्यात आला… pic.twitter.com/TsNFCgYAVz
— Bhai Jagtap – भाई जगताप (@BhaiJagtap1) February 9, 2022
This development comes in the backdrop of a war of words igniting between the MVA government in Maharashtra and the Central Government led by the Prime Minister after his remarks that Congress was standing at Mumbai station and scaring innocent labourers into fleeing to their native states in Parliament on Monday, February 7.
While speaking with the reporters on Tuesday, February 8, Patole had remarked on how the party has decided to stage a protest on Wednesday, February 9, 2021, under the ‘Modi Maafi Maango’ motive, under the recent controversy.