Attacking Fadnavis over the failure to arrest Govind Pansare's killers, the editorial questions, "What has changed with the new government? If someone knows please tell us."
Pansare, 82, and his wife were shot at by some unknown assailants in front of their house on February 16.
"Devendra Fadnavis said that if police force delivers its 100 per cent, culprits can be brought to book at the earliest. What does this mean?" the editorial reads.
"During previous regime, Narendra Dabholkar, the 67-year-old doctor, was killed. At that time Opposition had demanded resignation of Chief Minister and Home Minister. And today, when the BJP is in power, CPI leader Govind Pansare was killed. The Chief Minister is blaming the Maharashtra police for this attack," the editorial further reads.
The Kolhapur Police has announced a cash reward of Rs. five lakh for providing information about the attackers of CPI veteran Govind Pansare.
As per a DNA report, "The Kolhapur police appealed to the people to contact them on 0974002274 in case they had any details."
"She (Pansare's wife, key witness of the case) has told the police that the people who killed Pansare spoke Marathi because they first asked his address," said a police officer.
Meanwhile, a state-wide bandh was called on Sunday by CPI which was supported by the Congress, NCP and RPI. The bandh was called to protest the delay in nabbing the culprits and demanded a thorough probe into Pansare's death.
BJP's key ally Shiv Sena has been firing salvos against the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and this time it is Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra.