No State Funeral For Ramakant Achrekar : Shiv Sena

MUMBAI

Expressing distress over Sachin Tendulkar’s coach Ramakant Achrekar not being accorded a state funeral, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on asked the master blaster to boycott government programmes in future.

“Why wasn’t Padma Shri and Dronacharya awardee Ramakant Acharekar given a state funeral and respect by the Maharshtra government? The government has shown complete disregard towards Ramakant Acharekar. Sachin Tendulkar should boycott government programmes henceforth,” Raut tweeted.

Achrekar (87) died of age-related ailments.  A senior Maharashtra minister on Thursday said Achrekar not being given a state funeral was due to a “communication gap” at the government level.