Maratha quota protests: BJP MP seeks probe into attack on her

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New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Maharashtra BJP MP Heena Gavit on Monday demanded a probe into the attack on her vehicle by over 200 pro-Maratha reservation protesters outside the Dhule Collectors office.

“I was attacked by over 200 people when I was travelling from Dhule. And only four police personnel were there. My party workers rescued me,” the Nandurbar MP told the Lok Sabha during Zero Hour.

“Some 15-20 people were arrested but later let-off,” she said. The Bharatiya Janata Party member also wanted to know whether she was targeted for being a tribal.

Demanding suspension of the Superintendent of Police for not taking action against the 200 protesters who attacked her vehicle, Gavit showed the photographs of the attack and that the culprits were garlanded.

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The incident took place on Sunday when Gavit was emerging from an official meeting at the Dhule Collector’s office.

The protesters are demanding reservations in government jobs and education for the Maratha community in Maharashtra.

–IANS

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