MNS Won’t Rally Peacefully if No Change in System: Raj Thackeray

Although police denied permission, the party decided to go ahead with the protest rally to the Western railway HQ.

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MNS chief Raj Thackeray.
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MNS chief Raj Thackeray’s protest march resulted in a case against MNS leaders.

After the horrific stampede at Elphinstone Station, MNS chief Raj Thackeray called on the city dwellers on Thursday to join him in a protest rally against the poor facilities at the suburban railway stations in the city without the permission of the Police.

The protest march started from Metro Cinema area with party supporters gathering in huge numbers. The plan was to go to the Western Railway Headquarters at Churchgate Station to question the authorities about the condition of infrastructure in the city’s railway services.

Even after Mumbai Police denied permission, MNS leader Nitin Sardesai refused to bend, which resulted in the Mumbai Police registering a case against him and other MNS leaders under Section 37(1) E & 135 of Maharashtra police Act for organising Morcha without permission.

At the rally, a poster showed a cartoon where Raj Thackeray is cracking a whip on a kneeling PM Modi, CM Fadnavis and BJP President Amit Shah.

MNS Chief Raj Thackeray joined in the workers protest.

We have organised this rally peacefully but if there is no change in system of government, then our next rally will not be peaceful.

A day after the stampede, Raj Thackeray had lashed out at PM Modi for his bullet train project. He pointed out that basic infrastructure needs to be in place before aiming for ambitious projects.

We will not allow them to lay even a single brick of bullet train in Mumbai till Mumbaikars’ travel becomes safer and more comfortable.
Raj Thackeray

He also said the breakdown of infrastructure was caused by the influx of migration in the city.

(This story has been updated.)

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