Fadnavis cancels trip to Pandharpur on Ashadhi Ekadashi

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Mumbai – After threat by Marathas, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has to cancel customary puja (worship) at Pandharpur on Ashadhi Ekadashi on July 23 (Monday).

The Maratha community had warned him that if the Maratha reservations is not implemented in totality, his wife Amruta will not be allowed to perform the first puja of Vitthal Rukmini at Pandharpur on Ashadhi Ekadashi.

As per tradition, the CM and his spouse is given the honour to perform the first puja of Vitthal Rukmini deity. The Maratha community has been agitating for the last two years to press their various demands including reservations for Maratha community in school, college admission and in government employment.