BJP leader detained for bid to protest during Maha CM's visit

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Aurangabad, Feb 5 (PTI) A local BJP functionary was detained in Aurangabad for trying to protest over some issues during Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's visit to the city on Friday, a police official said.

The chief minister visited the Delhi Gate area in Aurangabad in the morning to review the work of overhead water storage tank.

At that time, some BJP workers led by the party's Aurangabad district unit chief Sanjay Kenekar came to the spot and tried to agitate. However, Kenekar was detained, the official said.

Talking to reporters before his detention, Kenekar said he wanted to draw the chief minister's attention towards certain issues related to Aurangabad.

'The work of a water pipeline scheme in Aurangabad worth Rs 1,680 crore, which has been sanctioned, is yet to start. There is a delay in its implementation. Besides, the government is also not renaming Aurangabad. Hence, to protest over these issues, I wore a black shirt,' he said. PTI AW NP NP