Challenging former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan to ask his party president Sonia Gandhi as to why her government did not permit banning of Sanatan Sanstha when they had send the proposal to the then UPA government, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that no organization would be spared if found involved in any illegal activities. However, in the same breath, he made it clear that no organisation would be banned just because the Opposition is demanding it.
Fadnavis was replying to a discussion in the state assembly on law and order situation in the state. Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil along with former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan as well as former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar had questioned as to whether the government would ban Sanatan Sanstha or not? Recalling that the proposal for banning the Sanatan Santha that was send to the Union government by the previous Chavan government in the state, Fadnavis said that it was the Congress which was at the helm in the Centre then.
The chief minister questioned as to why the then UPA government led by the Congress did not ban Sanatan Santha? “It is for Prithviraj Chavan to go and ask his leader Sonia Gandhi as to why Chavan-led government’s proposal was not sanctioned by the then UPA government with Sonia Gandhi, the Congress President as UPA Chairperson?
Expressing determination that as his government has arrested Samir Gaikwad of Sanatan Sanstha in connection with the murder of rationalist and CPI leader Govind Pansare, Fadnavis said that all those involved in the case would be nabbed.
He also pointed out that as far as the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar is concerned, the murder took place during the previous government rule. “My party was not interested in politicizing such cases but I assure the House that our government would nab the culprits and bring them to justice,” said Fadnavis.