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Maharashtra: Shiv Sena (UBT) leader dies after being shot, Sena seeks dismissal of Shinde govt

Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasahesb Thackeray) leader Abhishek Ghosalkar died after allegedly being shot at by a man who was identified as Mauris Noronha, in the Dahisar area of Maharashtra’s Mumbai.

He was rushed to a hospital, where he succumbed to gunshot injuries, according to the police.

The assailant, Mauris Noronha, killed himself moments later.

Ghosalkar was shot dead during a ‘Facebook Live’ session by a ‘social activist.’

The Shiv Sena (UBT) on Friday demanded the dismissal of the Eknath Shinde government over the law and order situation after Ghosalkar was shot dead and another politician was injured in a gun attack inside a police station.

Talking to reporters in New Delhi, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut alleged that the ruling party MPs and MLAs were threatening policemen.

Raut also targeted Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who holds the home portfolio, and demanded his resignation over the law and order situation, PTI reported.

“This (twin attacks) reflects failure of (state) Home Minister (Fadnavis). Prime Minister Narendra Modi and (Union Home minister) Amit Shah are responsible for imposing this government on us,” the Rajya Sabha member said.

“The chief minister should be sacked and President’s Rule must be imposed in the state. Dismiss the government if you have the courage,” said Raut.

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