Social distancing goes for toss at Navi Mumbai airport protests; Twitterati react

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, June 24, 2021, 05:42 PM IST
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While hundreds of protestors flocked Navi Mumbai demanding naming of Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA) after PAPs leader late DB Patil, Twitter users questioned that whether politicians of all parties had forgotten about the on going COVID-19 second wave. Social distancing went for a toss when supporters of lt DB Patil gathered demanding naming of NMIA after the late leader.

Yesterday, the Navi Mumbai Police announced a traffic diversion anticipating a law and order situation on Thursday in view of villagers and local politicians threatening to gherao CIDCO Bhavan in Belapur with the demand that the upcoming international airport be named after late activist D B Patil.


Sources told FPJ that Palm beach road, Belapur highway had been closed, allowing movement of only doctors and ambulances.

Police have deployed personnel anticipating a large gathering at CIDCO Bhavan. The Maharashtra government and CIDCO had announced to name the greenfield airport after late Bal Thackeray, but local leaders are demanding that it be renamed after late D B Patil, who fought for the rights of Project Affected People.

One Twitter user wrote, "Reason for this huge rally? Demanding that the non existent Navi Mumbai airport be named after a local politician DB Patil. Shiv Sena wants to name it after Bal Thackeray. Politicians of all parties in Maharashtra seem to have already forgotten the carnage of second wave". Heres how Twitter reacted to the large gathering of protestors in Navi Mumbai:

Crowd at CIDCO Bhawan:

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