MHADA exam paper leak-ABVP and NCP workers clashe during protests outside Housing Minister's residence in Thane
The ABVP workers had gathered outside Jitendra Awhad’s house in Vartak Nagar to stage a protest against the postponement of the recruitment exams for Maharashtra Housing Area Development Authority (MHADA)
The activists of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) allegedly clashed outside the house of Jitendra Awhad, Minister for Housing in Thane.
The police detained 27 ABVP workers who were let off.
The Thane police said that the ABVP workers had gathered outside Awhad’s house in Vartak Nagar to stage a protest against the postponement of the recruitment exams for Maharashtra Housing Area Development Authority (MHADA).
The exam was postponed after an alleged attempt of the paper leak leading to the arrest of six persons in Pune.
According to police, the incident took place around 11am on Monday when the workers gathered and started protesting by raising slogans against the MVA government and the minister.
The police added that despite warning to not gather crowd and protest, they carried on with the protest.
The ABVP workers, however, claimed that even though they were protesting peacefully, NCP workers allegedly assaulted them with the help of police who too used force.
Following the MHADA exam paper leak, BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis and others have been slamming the present government of “harassing students” and expressing anguish over the failure to conduct the exam.