RPI leader alleges Sena is dividing Hindus


New Delhi, Dec. 4: RPI leader Jogendra Kawade has charged the Shiv Sena with creating a rift in Hindus - between Marwaris and non Marwaris-in the name of keeping Maharashtra together. He said the agitation for a separate Vidarbha State is not led by Marwaris alone.

Kawade, a former MP, came to the light by taking out a "long march" for renaming Marathwada university after Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar at Aurangabad about 22 years ago.

The firebrand leader, known for his commitment to the ideology of Ambedkar, is camping in New Delhi alongwith a section of Vidarbha leaders to convince the Congress high command for the support of Vidarbha State.

However, the demand appears to be taking a new turn after Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has openly charged influential leaders from this community(Marwari) of exploiting the issue for their self interests and even named some of them publicly.

Former Maharashtra chief minister Narayan Rane reiterated it on the floor of Maharashtra legislature during its ongoing winter session at Nagpur last week.

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