Kadam demands Mah CM's resignation over Kathoda rape incident

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Beed, Aug 30 (UNI) Leader of the Opposition in Maharashtra assembly Ramdas Kadam today lambasted the state government for rise in crimes against women and demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on moral grounds over the Kathoda rape incident.

On August 17, three women, including two teenaged girls, were raped by dacoits in Kathoda village of the district.

''The government has no sense no governance and incidents like Kathoda are happening eveywhere. What is the government doing? Nothing.

How can it stay in power? Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and Home Minister R R Patil should step down from power,'' Mr Kadam thundered, while talking to the reporters, after visiting the rape victims at Kathoda.

He was accompanied by Shiv Sena spoksperson Nilam Gorhe, MP Chandrakant Khaire, MLA Sunil Dhanle and district unit chief Anil Jagtap.

''Nobody is safe in Maharashtra. Women are being targetted sexually.

The government is senseless and has lost right to stay in power,'' he added.

He also attacked the government for its minority policy. He charged that the government was announcing new schemes for minorities in a bid to appease them ahead of the assembly elections due next year.

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