Nagpur : Activists of Vidarbha Rajya Andolan Samiti on Tuesday staged a protest against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for renaming of Gorewada Zoo on the name of late Balasaheb Thakre in Nagpur.
While staging a demonstration, the activists of Vidarbha Rajya Andolan Samiti said that they would not accept someone’s name who has always been opposed to Vidarbha statehood. They shouted slogans against the government.
The chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, who flew in here along with his son, Aditya Thackeray, later dedicated the Gorewada International Zoo for the nation and announced that the state would set up a Gondwana Theme Park in Nagpur soon so that tourists can also know about the culture, custom and tradition of the region, once ruled by the Gond tribal kingdom.
The state government has also renamed Gorewada International Zoo here as ‘Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoological Park’. The zoological park was developed on nearly 2,000 hectares forest land near Nagpur. The Gorewada International Zoological Park is the largest wildlife safari in the country.
Addressing a small gathering on the occasion, the chief minister Thackeray said that the Maha-Vikas-Aghadi is committed with the development of backward Vidarbha region and the inauguration of the international zoological park is one such step.