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Controversial parishad to be held again on Jan 12
PUNE, Dec. 7 -- Even as last year's Elgar Parishad held at Shaniwarwada on December 31 has been at the centre of controversy over alleged Maoist links, the organisers - PB Sawant, former Supreme Court judge and BG Kolse-Patil, former Bombay High Court judge - have planned another Parishad on January 12, 2019, days after January 1 when the 201st anniversary of the historic Battle of Koregaon will be celebrated. "This year, the conference will be organised on the theme 'Save the Constitution'," said Sawant, adding that it may not be held on the large scale as last year and the venue and other details for the conference are being worked out. "We have sought permission to hold the event at Shaniwarwada. If the police and Pune municipal corporat...
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