Celebratory mood of Ambedkar followers trouble motorists

Dec 06, 2012, 07:26 IST | Priyanka Deshpande

No sooner the news of Centre giving its nod for transfer of Indu Mill land in Mumbai to the Maharashtra Government for constructing Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar's memorial spread, followers of the father of Indian constitution took to the streets yesterday evening to cheer the resolution.

The RPI (A) workers burst firecrackers in the middle of the road (from the chowk near Zilla Parishad to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Garden) and stalled vehicular traffic of about 30 minutes. The activists had gathered at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Garden since 3.30 am, and started the celebrations soon after the announcement was made.


Stay still: The RPI (A) workers burst firecrackers in the middle of the road  and stalled vehicular traffic of about 30 minutes. Pic/Krunal Gosavi

The traffic snarl, at the peak hour, caused severe inconvenience several people as many government offices and Sassoon Hospital is located in the vicinity. Speaking to MiD DAY, RPI (A) City Chief Parshuram Wadekar said, “Not only our party workers, but everyone follows Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar was part of celebrations.” 

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