Senas to Protest Against 'False Promises' Made by the Central Government

Published: September 30, 2017 - 17:35
The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and the Shiv Sena have promised to take to the streets to protest against the false promises made by the National Democratic Alliance

Raj Thackeray, the president of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), said that he would not allow the construction and the completion of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project. These comments were made against the backdrop of the stampede, yesterday, which claimed nearly 25 lives, on the bridge connecting Elphinstone to Parel. 
Thackeray took on the BJP governments both at the Centre and the State saying that the BJP came to power by giving false promise. The leader promised to take to the streets and lead a morcha that would focus on the problems associated with the mismanagement of the Indian Railways. 
Meanwhile, in Aurangabad, the Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi – its women wing – is planning to hold protests at Kranti Chowk. The women promise to come out in large numbers to protest against the centre's inability to address the issues of the debt-ridden farmers, rising inflation and other problems the common-man is facing. 
According to an official statement released by the office of the sitting Member of Parliament, Chandrakant Khaire, said, ''before coming to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a number of promises to the public which remain unfulfilled. The people are now fed-up by the Government's inability to realise those promises and are suffering. Their woes have only increased by the rising inflation, demonetisation, and the sharp increase in petroleum prices.''
The letter released by the office also hit out against the loan waiver scheme announced by the State government. "The scheme imposes oppressive 'terms and conditions' on the farmers, and is yet to be implemented. Even though we are alliance partner in State government, we will always fight for the cause of the common man by coming onto the streets and agitate." 
(inputs from UNI)