NCP's Ajit Pawar appeals Maratha quota protesters to not kill themselves
NCP leader Ajit Pawar appealed today to protesters seeking quota for the Maratha community in Maharashtra not to resort to killing themselves over the demand and urged them to demonstrate peacefully.
The former Maharashtra minister made the appeal through posts on Twitter but did not refer to any particular incident.
Abhijeet Deshmukh, a resident of Veeda village in Beed district in the Marathwada region, hanged himself from a tree near his house, police said.
Chakan town near Pune had witnessed violence yesterday as vehicles were torched and stones pelted amid protest by the community.
"Besides, I request you with folded hands none should resort to extreme step of ending life pushing family and friends into grief," the former deputy chief minister said on Twitter.
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