MNS disrupts coastal road work, puts govt on notice
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.