BJP, Congress Tussle over Mangarh Mega Event
Congress led State Government has organized an official program in Banswara to commemorate the 99th year of Mangarh massacre (17 Nov 1912) by British troops that killed nearly 1000 tribal of the area. CM Ashok Gehlot is also expected to arrive in the function on 17 Nov.
Congress led State Government has organized an official program in Banswara to commemorate the 99th year of Mangarh Massacre (17 Nov 1912) by British troops that killed nearly 1000 tribal of the area. CM Ashok Gehlot is also expected to arrive in the function on 17 Nov. And in the meantime, BJP leaders are also getting ready to host a program on same day.
The function will be led by Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya, Tribal Minister. On this occasion, a statue of Govind Guru, a tribal leader and freedom fighter will be unveiled; also Rest House and Security Station at Forest will be established.
Malviya said, “This will be a historic function and thousands of tribal are expected to attend it and we will honor the families of the tribal who fought for the nation’s independence”. The Program will start on 11:00 am at the Mangarh Hill.
On the other hand, Gulab Chand Katariya BJP leader (MLA Udaipur city) held a press conference today in which he said that their party will also pay tribute to the martyrs of Mangarh on 17th at a school near Mangarh Hill.
Katariya told media, “I have asked all senior officials and related authorities to organize the program on two different times on the same day, as the people could attend both the functions, but they didn’t agree”.
He said that after the refusal of the authorities we are prepared to carry out our program separately on this historic day.
According to some unofficial sources, M. P. Kirodi Lal Meena is also expected to organize a separate program as the matter is related to tribal community.
Brief History of Mangarh Hill
Mangarh is situated on a small hill at Santrampur Taluka of Banswara district, this tribal dominated area witnessed bloodshed in 1912 when British forces killed hundreds and thousands of tribal. The tribal leader Govind Guru is known to be key figure of the incident and since then Mangarh is also known as Mangarh Dhan.