On Friday, September 28, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis hailed the Supreme Court order on the Bhima Koregaon activists arrest and said that that they were trying to create a civil war and were planning a huge conspiracy against the country.
Fadnavis said while addressing the media, “The Bhima Koregaon was just one incident while investigating it, the Police have come to know about many more instances of how the urban naxals were trying to create a conspiracy against the Nation. They were trying to create a civil war, they were trying to give a urban face to the naxalites in the country and were trying to shield them”.
About the lack of evidences against the activists to justify the arrest, he said that we have all the evidences and will provide to the court, in a statement saying “Certain Pseudo liberals, neo liberals and so called liberals were using the media to claim that there was no evidence. We have got all the material evidences, which we will provide to the court”.
Maharashtra Chief Minister @Dev_Fadnavis welcomed the Supreme Court’s refusal to interfere with the probe by the state police against five Left-wing activists in connection with violence in #KoregaonBhima in December last year.https://t.co/neZOqFwjpG
— moneycontrol (@moneycontrolcom) September 28, 2018
He slammed the political parties who were supporting the activists and urged to expose them before the people for supporting the country’s enemies. Fadnavis said, “Those political parties who are supporting these people, I will only tell them one thing, supporting these (urban maoists) is like supporting the country’s enemies. If they give their support to such people then they would be exposed before the people and they would have to answer to the people. I would advise them not to do politics with the country’s security”.
Chief Minister pledged to not allow people to play with the country’s security and to unveil the conspiracy that was being planned against the country. He said, “We will unveil the conspiracy being planned against the country. We will not allow people to play with the country’s security. These people were trying to ride on emotions of communities and were trying to pit them against each other. They wanted a civil war, they wanted to kill the PM and were colluding with organizations of enemy states”.
Five activists were arrested on August 28, 2018 in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence case. The communal Violence broke out in January 2018 following an annual celebratory gathering at Bhima Koregaon to mark the 200th year of the battle of Bhima Koregaon.