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Don't have complete information on any Maharashtra proposal to ban Sanatan Sanstha: Hansraj Ahir

Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Deepak Kesarkar had reportedly said the state government had sent a proposal to the Central government seeking ban on the outfit.

Published: 23rd August 2018 09:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd August 2018 09:21 AM   |  A+A-

Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir (File | PTI)

By PTI

NAGPUR: The Centre does not have "complete information" on any proposal from the Maharashtra government to ban Sanatan Sanstha, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said here today.

Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Deepak Kesarkar had reportedly said the state government had sent a proposal to the Central government seeking ban on the outfit.

The demand to ban the Hindutva organisation has been raised in various quarters, including the opposition Congress.

To a question on the demand to ban the outfit, Ahir said, "This is an internal matter of the state government which can take action accordingly."

"The Central government takes action only if any such proposal is sent to us. We don't have complete information on any such proposal."

If the state government sends any such proposal, it will be first inspected by Home ministry officials before it is moved forward, he said.

Veerendra Tawde, who was arrested by the CBI in 2016 in connection with the Narendra Dabholkar murder case of 2013, was allegedly a member of an offshoot of the Sanstha.



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