Condemning the murder of Nashik additional collector Yashwant Sonawane, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, in his public speech at Aurangabad on Saturday, said there was a need to cleanse the political system to ensure such incidents are not repeated.
Sonawane was set on fire on January 25 after he caught a group of people indulging in a fuel theft in Manmad.
Gandhi, on his last lap of the three-day visit to Maharashtra, said: “There is a need for a two-pronged approach. In the short term one needs to see how corruption leading to such incidents can be wiped out. And in the long term a cleaning in the political system is needed where corrective measures are taken.”
The Congress leader said a six-month deadline should be fixed to make sure that such cases get settled as soon as possible.
Gandhi, accompanied by CM Prithviraj Chavan, had kicked off his tour on Thursday with a Scheduled Tribes convention in Gadchiroli.