Amravati (Maharashtra), Aug. 7(ANI): Activists of Shiv Sena on Friday torched bus of Madhya Pradesh State Transport Corporation to vent their anger at the central government's decision to divert water from the region's Upper Wardha Dam to neighbouring state, Madhya Pradesh.
The bus, on its way to Pandhurna in Madhya Pradesh, was ransacked before being torched.
The irate Shiv Sena activists alleged that inspite of the Maharashtra Government being aware of acute water shortage in the region, it still accepted the central government's decision to supply water to Pandhurna.
"In Morshi and Varud sub-division the problem of drinking water is very acute. There is no water for irrigation; the water is also reserved for Amravati factories and power project," said Anil Bonde, a leader of Shiv Sena.
"There is already less water for the farmers too and our Chief Minister is giving charity to Madhya Pradesh for which the central government has given approval," Bonde added.
The Union Urban Development Ministry had recently approved an Rs 850 million project facilitating supply of water from the Upper Wardha Dam to Pandhurna.
Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena activists have threatened that if the Government continues to supply water to Madhya Pradesh, they would further stage a massive and even violent protest. (ANI)