Abu Azmi terms Sena's Jaitapur stand a gimmick

Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi took the Shiv Sena head on as he criticised the saffron party over the violence in Jaitapur. On a trip to Jaitapur, the proposed site of the controversial nuclear power plant, Azmi said, "The Shiv Sena is playing a double game and its role in opposing the proposed Jaitapur Power Project is just another attempt to gain political mileage."

Exgratia: Abu Azmi yesterday donated Rs 1 lakh to the family of
deceased Tabrez Sayekar who was killed in anti-nuke protests.

Azmi visited the grieving family of deceased Tabrez Sayekar who was killed in police firing at Sakhri Nate village during the anti-nuclear plan protests.The SP leader donated Rs 1 lakh to the grieving family.

While speaking to MiD Day from Sakhri Nate, Azmi said, "Most people residing in Nate are poor fishermen and the police are implicating innocent people in false cases. An enquiry should be ordered on whether the police beat up villagers and women." The SP leader admitted that several women from the village have narrated horror stories on the atrocities of policemen on the day of protest.

Blaming the Congress for the Jaitapur fiasco, he said, "It is due to the Congress' double standards that fanatic parties like the Shiv Sena are gaining prominence in the Konkan area."



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