Mumbai, May 1: Expressing anguish over the Gadchiroli naxal attack in Maharashtra in which 15 police personnel and a civilian were killed, the Shiv Sena Wednesday said the incident seems to be a “threat” to democracy.
Condemning the incident, Sena spokesperson Neelam Gorhe recalled that maximum voter turnout was recorded in the Gadchiroli-Chimur constituency in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra.
“The attack looks like a threat to democracy. It is sad to see such dastardly attack taking place on Foundation Day of Maharashtra state,” she said.
Sena chief whip in Parliament Sanjay Raut said attacks had been taking place in (Gadchiroli) in the last few days as well, “but I think the state and Union governments will jointly take action against naxals”.
The Shiv Sena is an alliance partner in the BJP-led governments at the Centre and Maharashtra.
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