NAGPUR: Former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan on Sunday targeted the state government after it imposed Section 144 in drought-hit Latur, saying that the situation could have been easily avoided had the Devendra Fadnavis-led government acted earlier.
The situation in Latur is very serious. Whatever is expected from the administration is not being done. The situation will always turn explosive or dangerous when there is no water available for drinking for 40-45 days,” Chavan told ANI.
“The government is totally responsible for this situation. If the government would have taken some steps to help the people, such a situation could have been easily avoided,” he added.
The authorities in Latur have imposed an order prohibiting the gathering of more than five persons under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in areas around 20 water storage tanks until May 31 to avoid any possible violence over water.
The District Collector imposed the order as a preventive measure to tackle possible violence over water around the Latur civic body-run tanks.