Pune, 4th January 2024: Dheeraj Ghate, the Pune city president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), issued a stern warning against Jitendra Awhad, accusing him of creating unrest in the Maharashtra state through baseless statements about Hinduism. Ghate emphasized that Awhad will not be allowed to freely move around in Pune.
The warning comes in response to Awhad’s controversial statement during the NCP (Sharad Pawar group) camp held in Shirdi, where he claimed that ‘Shri Ram was a meat-eater.’
Expressing strong condemnation, Ghate stated that the BJP strongly opposes the inflammatory remarks made by Awhad, which have hurt the sentiments of the entire Hindu community. He highlighted the insensitivity of such comments, especially at a time when the grand inauguration of the Lord Shri Ram temple in Ayodhya is scheduled for January 22.
Ghate criticized Awhad, saying, “NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad has displayed his stupidity by making offensive comments about Prabhu Sri Ramachandra, the worshipful deity of the entire Hindustan.”
The protest against Awhad’s statements saw the participation of Cantonment Constituency MLA Sunil Kamble, Former City President Jagdish Mulik, Kasba Election Chief Hemant Rasane, Pradesh Yuva Morcha General Secretary Sushil Mengde, and others. The BJP leaders, along with a large number of officials and activists, united to voice their discontent over Awhad’s controversial remarks.
They also submitted a letter in this regard to Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 1) Sandeep Singh Gill.