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WATCH: NCP's 'crab Protest' Against Maharashtra Minister Who Blamed Crabs For Ratnagiri Dam Breach

Written By Navashree Nandini | Mumbai | Published:

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  • NCP workers in Maharashtra's Katraj staged a protest outside Maharashtra Water Conservation Minister Tanaji Sawant 's residence
  • They threw crabs outside his residence
  • Maharashtra Minister Sawant had said that leakage happened after a large number of crabs gathered around the dam

Days after Maharashtra Water Conservation Minister Tanaji Sawant blamed crabs for the breach of Tewari Dam in Ratnagiri, NCP workers in Maharashtra's Katraj staged a protest outside Sawant's residence. Calling it a 'crab' protest, the women workers of the NCP set crabs free outside the Minister's residence calling his remark as 'insensible'.

Defending the government and denying that the fall of dam in Ratnagiri was a manmade disaster, Sawant had said:

"There were no leakages earlier. Leakage happened after a large number of crabs gathered around the dam. Locals brought the issue to our notice and our department acted on it. The incident is unfortunate," Sawant told media on Friday.

Protesting over his statement, NCP women wing carried bags of crabs and set them free outside his residence in Kartaj. Earlier, NCP leader Jitendra Awhad and other workers carried crabs in their hands to teh Naupada police station.

Here is the video of crabs being throen outside Tanaji Sawan't residence:

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"Shameless government leader blamed crabs behind the breach in the dam, nobody is asking them to take all the responsibility regarding the incident but atleast don't put the blame on someone who cannot be held accountable for anything," Awhad had said.

A day earlier, NCP workers had also staged protest agaisnt Mahrashtra government with live crabs and demanded FIR under Indian Penal COde (IPC) 302 (murder)against crabs. The Tiware Dam in Ratnagiri district developed a breach on the night of July 3 due to heavy rains. The death toll in the oncident went up to 19 with the government restarting the search operation alongwith the National Disaster Force (NDRF) this morning as several more people are feared dead in the incident.

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