Shiv Sena workers blocked a section of the Chhindwara-Nagpur Highway after a bust of Chatrapati Shivji was removed in Chhindwara. The highway connects Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
Speaking to ANI, Additional District Magistrate Chhindwara, Rajesh Shahi said: "Statue was placed at the site without permission. A probe is underway. The bust was placed on the government land on Monday night without permission and it was stopped." He added, "due permission is needed from the administration, for installing statues. SDM Sausar had informed me that some people are installing a bust without any permission. Later, a meeting with stakeholders including organisations who were involved in the installation of the bust was conducted and everyone agreed that due process will be followed for installing the bust."
According to multiple reporters, the workers blocked the highway for around three and a half hours.
किस बिल मे छुप के बैठा है?😡 @rautsanjay61— आलू बोंडा (@ek_aalu_bonda) February 12, 2020
एक व्हिडीओ के लिए 2 दिन मिडीया मे आकर बकैती कर रहा था और ये देख अब क्या कर रहे है शिवाजी महाराज के साथ मध्यप्रदेश कॉंग्रेस वाले।
किधर गये शिवाजी महाराज के उपर झुठा प्रेम जताने वाले कॉंग्रेस-राष्ट्रवादी वाले?
Sad to see the bust of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj being treated in such a shoddy manner in MP ! https://t.co/VKDUQsLoVk— Indian Majnu (@SentiManju) February 12, 2020