MNS dis­rupts coastal road work, puts govt on no­tice

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY - Somit Sen, Richa Pinto & Su­jit Ma­hamulkar

Mum­bai: Op­po­si­tion par­ties on Mon­day blamed Shiv Sena and BJP for fail­ing to end the BEST strike. While MNS dis­rupted on­go­ing Metro and coastal road work, Congress staged a demon­stra­tion, and NCP and AAP ques­tioned the gov­ern­ment’s mo­tives.

Work­ers of the Raj Thack­eray-led MNS stopped Metro work at Chira Bazar and coastal road work off Breach Candy. Work re­sumed once the MNS work­ers left the sites. “The state is spend­ing thou­sands of crores on in­fra, but has no money for a cash-strapped BEST. Isn’t BEST key to the city’s road trans­port?” said party gen­eral sec­re­tary San­deep Desh­pande. Congress cor­po­ra­tor Su­fiyan Vanu from An­top Hill staged a protest out­side the mayor’s of­fice at the BMC head­quar­ters on Mon­day af­ter­noon.

NCP and AAP ques­tioned the mo­tives of the rul­ing BJP-Sena com­bine, stat­ing that the BEST strike lingers ever af­ter a week.

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