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    Published On : Thu, Oct 22nd, 2015
    National News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    MPCC lodges police complaint on disrespect to President of India

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    Mumbai/ Nagpur:
    Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) lodged a police complaint on October 22 about disrespecting the President of India in a hoarding displayed in Shiv Sena Bhavan premises in Mumbai.

    A delegation of MPCC workers led by MLA Bhai Jagtap rushed to Shivaji Park police station in Mumbai and met ACP Dipak Katkade and senior PI Ashok Jagdale in this regard and filed a police complaint against Shiv Sena.

    The delegation prominently comprised ex-MLA Subhash Chavan, MPCC general secretary Rajan Bhosale, Rajesh Sharma, Dr Raju Waghmare, Pravin Naik and others.

    The complainants said, it was relayed on a private news channel that Shiv Sena party on October 21, 2015 had displayed an objectionable hoarding against President of India. Taking a serious note of it, MPCC tabled three issues in the complaint—one, hoarding bears the picture of President of India with objectionable words insulting the status of the Constitutional Head of Nation.

    Second insulting point is that Pranab Mukherjee, then being a presidential candidate in the race, had gone to meet Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray, and as per cultural gesture Mukherjee had done ‘namaskar’ with folded hands to Thackeray  as a courtesy. But such a gesture was not a bowing before Thackeray, yet the words describing President as bowing before Thackeray and begging are humiliating  and misleading.

    Third insulting point is that using President’s image or picture for personal political gains is a crime of serious nature for which Shiv Sena needs to be penalized. The delegation demanded immediate police action against the Shiv Sena.
    The delegation also blamed the police that it should acted against the culprits who displayed such an insulting hoarding against the Head of State, but it delayed the action, informed publicity coordinator, MPCC, Abhijeet Deshmukh in a press note.

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