BEST strike for land?

The New Indian Express - - INDIA -

Ever since em­ploy­ees of the Bri­han­Mum­bai Elec­tric Sup­ply and Trans­port (BEST) went on an in­def­i­nite strike, spec­u­la­tions about the ‘real’ rea­son be­hind it have be­come a hot topic for dis­cus­sions on lo­cal trains. There are some who firmly be­lieve that the state’s BJP gov­ern­ment is sim­ply stand­ing by as the strike af­fects key in­sti­tu­tions re­lated to its ally Shiv Sena. The Sena has been in power in the Bri­han­Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (BMC) for over the past 25 years. It had been con­trol­ling the BEST com­mit­tee all these years. The party also holds port­fo­lio for the trans­port depart­ment. How­ever, there is an­other group that firmly be­lieves the strike is part of a plot to shut down the ail­ing BEST to ac­quire sev­eral high-pro­file chunks of land across the city that are serv­ing as de­pots.

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