Son of a farmer who had died after
consuming poison at Mantralaya seeking compensation for his
Maharashtra ministers who `broke' their promise to the family
did not quit.
Having sent a letter to this effect to the chief
district, climbed a mobile tower in the village Friday morning
and came down only after district officials persuaded him.
On January 22, Dharma Patil (84) consumed poison on
the premises of the state secretariat `Mantralaya' here,
demanding adequate compensation for his land which had been
acquired by the government for a solar power project.
Narendra, his son, said Friday that he has written to
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and asked him to sack three
of his ministers if they did not quit on their own.
If they did not step down, the chief minister himself
should resign, Narendra said, warning that he would jump off a
mobile tower otherwise.
He indeed climbed a mobile tower in the village this
morning, and got down hours later only after district
officials assured him that they would look into the family's
grievances, Narendra told PTI in the evening.
After Dharma Patil's death, ministers Girish Mahajan
and Jaykumar Rawal had assured that action would be taken
against those found guilty, Narendra said in his December 6
Chandrashekhar Bavankule, another minister, too had
given an assurance in writing, and yet no justice was done to
the family, he alleged.
"In the event of the ministers not resigning...then
you (Fadnavis) should accept moral responsibility and resign,"
"Immediate action must be taken....Or else, I will
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