Addressing the media, Thackeray clarified that the previous BJP-Sena government had ordered to drop cases against those who had not committed serious offence. He said that the present government (Maha Vikas Aghadi) will probe whether that order has been implemented or not.
“On Koregaon Bhima case, the previous government had given an order. Has it been implemented? Those who did not have serious charges against them, the previous government itself had ordered to drop charges. I have given the order to probe whether that has been done or not”, said Uddhav Thackeray.
NCP MLA Dhananjay Munde on Monday, wrote a letter to the Maharashtra chief minister, seeking withdrawal of the cases related to the violence. But on the other hand, Uddhav Thackeray’s promise didn’t go down well with the Bharatiya Janata Party.
BJP’s information and technology cell head, Amit Malviya tweeted, “Is this the Shiv Sena of the legendary Balasaheb Thackrey? Weak and compromised… Would he have ever negotiated on issues of national security?”
Is this the Shiv Sena of the legendary Balasaheb Thackrey? Weak and compromised… Would he have ever negotiated on issues of national security? pic.twitter.com/3sham4Y9qL
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) December 4, 2019
On January 1, 2018, violence erupted at Koregaon-Bhima village in Pune district of Maharashtra, just a day after purported ‘provocative speeches’ were delivered at a conclave, ‘Elgar Parishad’, which was organised to mark 200 years of a battle between the Peshwas and the East India Company.