BJP activists stage demonstrations in Nashik

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Nashik, Jul 11 (UNI) The activists of BJP staged demonstrations here to protest the insult to the statue of their senior leader Gopinath Munde allegedly by NCP activists in Pune today.

The activists, led by party city president Vijay Sane, held demonstrations in Panchavati, Ravivar Karanja and Garware Paint factory areas of the city.

During an agitation at Ravivar Karanja, one of the party activists, Dhananjay Buchade, was injured when the police tried to disperse the protestors. He was admitted to the civil hospital here, where his condition is stated to be stable.

Following the incident, the BJP activists decided to launch an indefinite hunger strike agitation against the police action.

According to some protestors, they were agitating peacefully.

There was no need to evict them as their agitation did not disrupt the normal life.

However, the hunger strike was later called off after city Police Commissioner Himanshu Roy assured the agitators that strict action would be taken against the concerned policemen.

At Garware Paint factory area, the BJP activists burnt an effigy of Maharashtra Water Resources Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar.

They also staged 'rasta roko' on the Mumbai-Agra national highway, disrupting the vehicular traffic for 10-15 minutes.

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