Watch Video: Maratha quota protesters set fire to NCP MLA Prakash Solanke's residence in Maharashtra
Mumbai, October 30: In a concerning development, the home of Maharashtra MLA Prakash Solanke in Beed district became a target of vandalism and arson during the ongoing unrest related to the Maratha quota issue. The protesters were apparently incensed by comments made by the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader regarding the hunger strike of pro-quota activist Manoj Jarange Patil.
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The agitators not only set Solanke's residence ablaze but also pelted stones and inflicted damage on a parked vehicle outside his home. Recalling the horrifying incident, the NCP legislator expressed, "I was inside my home when it was attacked. Fortunately, none of my family or staff were injured. We are all safe, but there is a significant loss of property."
Images released by ANI captured a substantial white house engulfed in flames, with a massive plume of dark smoke billowing from the burning structure.
In a parallel development, the ongoing Maratha quota protests have spilled over into a cricket World Cup match taking place in Pune, where Afghanistan is facing off against Sri Lanka. To prevent any disturbances during the match, the police are turning away individuals dressed in black due to concerns that they may attempt to make a political statement.
- With inputs from agencies