The Hush Post| 03:48pm| 1-min-read
The Shiv Sena has attacked Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government for not giving a state funeral to ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s coach Ramakant Acharekar.
Senior party leader Sanjay Raut tweeted on Thursday,
“Why wasn’t Padmashree and Dronacharya awardee Ramakant Acharekar given state funeral and respect by the Maharashtra government? The Government has shown complete disregard towards Ramakant Acharekar. Sachin Tendulkar should boycott government programs henceforth.”
Acharekar died at the age of 87 in Mumbai on Wednesday. The Dronacharya awardee, has been the guiding force of the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli. He used to train budding cricketers at Shivaji Park in Dadar.
However, a senior Maharashtra minister on Thursday clarified that Achrekar was not given a state funeral due to a “communication gap” at the government level.
The Shiv Sena in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ wrote, “The government forgot to fulfil its responsibility and accord a state funeral to the great Acharya and blamed it on a communication gap. It is as much troubling as it is harrowing”.