Solapur District bank assures to restore Dadoji''s mural

Solapur, February 15 (PTI) The District Cooperative Bankhere has decided to reinstall the wall mural depicting DadojiKonddeo that had been removed a few days ago.

Local unit of Shiv Sena had taken a strong objection tothe removal, and had staged a demonstration in front of thebank.

R L Utpat, Chief Manager, today said that the mural hadbeen removed on account of renovation, and will be installedback again. "We had no intention to hurt anybody''ssentiments," he said in a statement here.

A controversy over whether Konddeo, the 17th-centuryadministrator of Pune, was Shivaji''s mentor or not has beengoing on for some time. Last year, Konddeo''s bust was removedfrom the historical Lal Mahal in Pune, which Sena hadprotested. PTI COR

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