Freedom fighters status to those who imprisoned in Emergency – Chief Minister

Nagpur: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today informed to the state Legislative Assembly that the state government has decided to give to the freedom fighters to those who have been imprisoned for 19 months during the Emergency in 1975. However, the decision in this regard will be taken in the first meeting of the Cabinet of the new year.

The member Eknath Khadse had raised the issue in the House. While replying to his question, the Chief Minister said that during the Emergency many people had to stay in jail for 19 months during 1975 to 1977. In some states, such captives are given pension by giving them the status of freedom fighter. The information was obtained from Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh states. Accordingly, proposals for such captives have been prepared in the state. Information has been collected from every district. Accordingly, the proposal will be put in front of the cabinet for approval in the first Cabinet meeting of the new year, the Chief Minister added.