Uttam Khobragade, father of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, has been criticized and lambasted by Shiv Sena for his outburst against Marathi media which he called ‘casteist’. In its mouth piece 'Saamna', the editorial claimed that 'It's his mental bankruptcy', and slammed Uttam Khobragade.
Shiv Sena also raised questions on Devyani's involvement in the controversial Adarsh Society scam. Saamna asked about how the family got a flat in the Adarsh housing society.
The Marathi media has played a vital role in exposing the role of people involved in Adarsh scam in the Adarsh Inquiry Commission's report. The editorial said, “It's because the Marathi media pursued the issue aggressively that two chief ministers had to resign. In fact Ashok Chavan's political career was destroyed,” as reported by the First Post.
Devyani Khobragade was made undergo strip search when she had been arrested by the US authorities arrested on the charges of visa fraud and making false statements. Now Devyani has returned back to India after the government transferred her to New Delhi based Ministry of External Affairs. At a press conference in Delhi's Maharashtra Sadan, Uttam Khobragade reportedly raged against the Marathi press, reported nnis.
Last week, Uttam Khobragade had also staged a protest outside the US Consulate with a group of Dalit activists from Maharashtra.