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Maharashtra: Congress to hold state-wide protest against PM 

The Maharashtra unit of the Congress said on Sunday that it will hold a ‘Sharam Karo Modi, Sharam Karo‘ demonstration on Monday all throughout the state. 

The announcement was made by the opposition party after Satya Pal Malik, a former governor of Jammu and Kashmir, alleged that Prime Minister Modi had asked him to keep quiet after he explained that the Pulwama attack in 2019 occurred because the government did not provide aircraft to transport CRPF jawans despite intelligence inputs about the possibility of a terrorist attack.

Nana Patole, the president of the Maharashtra Congress, stated that the BJP will have to respond to Malik’s inquiries.


Any attempt to deflect attention from the Pulwama tragedy will be resisted by the  public. It is obvious from the inquiries made by Satya Pal Malik, the former governor of Jammu and Kashmir, that there was a significant conspiracy behind the Pulwama event. Why did the Union Home Minister and Prime Minister Narendra Modi cover up the truth?  asked Patole.

Patole added that the explosion claimed the lives of 40 CRPF jawans. The exact nature of the event has not yet been made public. What happened to the inquiry into the incident? The 300 kg of RDX that was used in this explosion. Where did it come from?  Why were not  the military personnel airlifted? Did the BJP leadership purposely disregard the intelligence community’s warning? Why was Satya Pal Malik advised to remain silent when he claimed that the government was to blame for the Pulwama incident? The Modi administration has not responded to several inquiries, including this one, said Patole.

Patole said that Satya Pal Malik’s concerns over the Pulwama event are quite serious and concern the nation’s security. 

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All of the state’s collector offices will be the scene of protests. Congress district office holders, former MLAs, and MPs, among others, would take part in the protests, according to Patole.


Malik, who presided as governor of J&K from August 2018 to October 2019, said in an interview with Karan Thapar for The Wire on Friday, that the Home Ministry had refused to supply five planes that the CRPF had sought to transfer its soldiers. A significant number of security officers were thus compelled to go by road in a convoy and became the target of a devastating terrorist attack.

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He had also been instructed to stay silent by Ajit Doval, national security advisor. He spoke the phrase “yeh mat boliye, aap chup rahiye.” He is a “classmate…He said, “Satpal bhai yeh mat kaho,” that he could tell me anything. I can tell you that I felt the entire burden was being placed on Pakistan, therefore I must remain silent, he stated.

Malik said on August 5, 2019, shortly after the BJP won a sizable majority in the general elections, that he was not opposed to the repeal of Article 370 and 35A but that he was opposed to “downgrading” J&K from a state to a union territory (UT), adding that the people in the region have been “more pained” by that. The former governor called for the restoration of J&K’s statehood and blasted PM Modi as “ill-informed” and “apne mein mast” (occupied in himself) for his remarks.

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