BJP Workers Detained For Protesting Outside Siddhivinayak Temple

BJP leader Prasad Lad detained along with other party workers by police during a protest outside Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai.

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On Tuesday (October 13), several BJP workers were detained by cops during a protest outside Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai. The detained workers include Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Prasad Lad. Demanding re-opening of temples across Maharashtra, the saffron party is organising demonstrations across the state. Earlier, in August, the saffron party had staged “ring the bell” agitation across the state, demanding the reopening of places of worship, which have remained shut for over seven months in light of the pandemic. These protests are against the Uddhav Thackeray-led government.

BJP leader Pravin Darekar led the protest in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis at Dadar in Mumbai. Protestors were also held by party workers outside Shirdi Sai Baba temple in Shirdi. State BJP unit chief Chandrakant Patil is also expected to attend the protest in Shirdi. The religious places are shut in the state for over seven months now since lockdown was imposed in March this year. Maharashtra continues to be the worst affected state by COVID-19 in the country with 15,35,315 cases.

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