‘Galliwali’ Vaishali opens Marathi lit fest amid Sahgal row protests

  • | Saturday | 12th January, 2019

Addressing the writers at the meet, Vaishali said, “You write about our sad stories, make films and stage dramas showing our plight and also win awards for it. In a strongly worded speech, Deshmukh said, “This entire episode has sullied the progressive image of Maharashtra. Yavatmal Municipal Council president Kanchan Chaudhary and chairperson of the lit fest Aruna Dhere and other dignitaries carried the ‘granth dindi’. But, you have never tried to form a direct connect with us.”The meet was disrupted briefly when two women wearing masks of Sahgal entered the venue. Guardian minister of Yavatmal Madan Yerawar was present at the ceremony.Members of the District Congress Committee sat on a silent protest near the venue.

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