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Dam breach due to crabs: Shiv Sena minister Tanaji Sawant

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Published Jul 6, 2019, 2:20 am IST
Updated Jul 6, 2019, 2:20 am IST
Sawant, in a shocking claim over the cause of Tiware dam breach, said the leakage was caused due to crabs gathered around the dam.
The Tiware dam in Chiplun taluka of Ratnagiri district breached late on Tuesday night. (Photo: File)
 The Tiware dam in Chiplun taluka of Ratnagiri district breached late on Tuesday night. (Photo: File)

Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader and state water conservation minister Tanaji Sawant made a shocking claim over the cause of Tiware dam breach on Thursday, saying the leakage was caused due to a large number of crabs gathered around the dam. “The wall was weakened by a large number of crabs and after it was pointed out to the government officials, some remedial measures were taken up,” he said.

“The SIT appointed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will come up with its findings soon and we will come to know what exactly went wrong,” he said. While the minister became subject of ridicule, the opposition was quick to increase pressure on the government.

 

Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has demanded a judicial probe into the Tiware breach. The NCP also said that in order to save ‘a shark’ (the corrupt man of his party), Mr Sawant has blamed the “large number of crabs”.  The Tiware dam in Chiplun taluka of Ratnagiri district breached late on Tuesday night.

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