As Maharashtra continues its fight against the Covid-19 ,More than 200 people collected at the residence of BJP MLA Dadarao Keche On the occasion of His birthday, throwing self-isolation caution in winds.
Though the MLA denied that he had called people to celebrate his birthday. Also the local sub-divisional officer has released a notice under different provisions against Dadarp for violation of lockdown rules.
I'd appealed to people 4 days back that no one should visit me on my birthday. Still some party workers visited me. My rivals conspired&told people that ration is being distributed at my residence, even when I didn't call anyone here. This was shot to defame me: Dadarao Keche,BJP pic.twitter.com/ACjf97RFpc
— ANI (@ANI) April 6, 2020
In the defense Keche told,
“I had invited only 21 labourers, who have lost their livelihood due to coronavirus, and distributed food grains to them. After that I left to visit my guru Bhikaram Baba at Ashta around 11 am. But my political adversaries took advantage of the situation to spread the word that I am distributing food grains leading to several people thronging my residence. When I got the information I rushed back and dispersed the crowd with the help of police.”
“I understand that we all must strictly adhere to social distancing norm to fight the coronavirus as desired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But my opponents have seized this opportunity to tarnish my image.” He further added.
On the flip side, Wardha Collector Vivek Bhimanwar said,
“We had not given him any permission for the programme nor had he sought one from us. He had expressed a desire for a blood donation camp which we had refused permission for. Instead, we allowed blood donation by five persons on the occasion at Arvi Primary Health Centre (PHC) adhering to the social distancing norm. As soon as the police got information about the crowd at his residence, they swung into action and dispersed it. The SDO has directed the police to conduct an inquiry.”
The complaint has been filed against Keche in this regard.