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Shirdi bandh withdrawn after CM calls meeting

Jan 20, 2020 09:36 IST

Residents of Shirdi in Maharashtra called off their day-long bandh on Sunday night after a row over the birthplace of saint Saibaba. Leaders representing the Shirdi residents said that the decision to call off the shutdown was taken at a 'gram sabha' on Sunday evening after Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray called a meeting in Mumbai on Monday to discuss the issue. They, however, warned that if the meeting with the CM fails to bring any satisfactory solution, an aggressive protest will be launched. The bandh, which began on Saturday midnight, was observed to protest against Uddhav Thackeray's announcement of grant of ₹100 crores for development of facilities at "Sai Janmasthan" at Pathri in Parbhani district. There are different versions regarding where Saibaba was born leading to conflict after the CM's announcement.