Denied entry in Maha Council despite valid pass: Kanhaiya

JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar claimed he was denied entry to the Maharashtra Legislative Council despite having a valid pass.

Published: 02nd August 2016 04:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2016 04:08 PM   |  A+A-


MUMBAI: Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar today claimed he was denied entry to the Maharashtra Legislative Council despite having a valid pass.

"I wanted to see the discussion over separate statehood for Vidarbha in the Legislative Council and the time allotted to me was between 12 and 1 pm. Despite reaching at about 12.20 pm, the security guards kept dilly dallying and did not allow me to enter within the stipulated time," he told reporters here.

He described the incident as a "fall of democracy" and claimed that the BJP-led government was "anti-citizen."

Meanwhile, despite Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' assurance to the Assembly that there was no proposal before the state government for a separate statehood for Vidarbha, Opposition parties in the Council refused to let the House function and demanded that the CM propose an "Akhand Maharashtra" resolution.

Panel Chairman Neelam Gorhe then directed the House leader Chandrakant Patil to ask the CM to make a statement in the Council as well.

Earlier in the day, Fadnavis told the state Assembly that he was the Chief Minister of "Akhand Maharashtra" adding it was not right to discuss an issue which is not pending before the House.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp