Mumbai, July 9: Workers of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) threw crabs outside the residence of Maharashtra's Water Conservation Minister Tanaji Sawant to protest his controversial remarks on the Tiware Dam breach in Ratnagiri district. Tiware Dam Breach: Rescue Operation for 4 Missing Persons Enter Sixth Day
Sawant, while commenting on the issue which has claimed the lives of 20 villagers, said that the water had breached the dam due to crabs. His remarks had drawn flak from the Opposition, who accused the Minister of absolving the government's accountability from the tragic incident.
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#WATCH: NCP workers stage protest and threw crabs outside the residence of Maharashtra Water Conservation Minister Tanaji Sawant in Pune against his statement on Ratnagiri's Tiware dam breach. The Minister had said that crabs were responsible for the breach in the dam. pic.twitter.com/7wbsT8yGIs
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"The wall was weakened by a large number crabs and after it was pointed out to the government officials, some remedial measures were taken up. The SIT appointed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will come up with its findings soon and we will come to know what exactly went wrong," Sawant had said last week.
The NCP workers who threw crabs at the Minister's residence were led by the party's general secretary Jitendra Awhad. Following their unique form of protest, the protesters along with Awhad walked into the Naupada police station and offered to get themselves arrested.