After a successful state-wide Bandh in the state of Maharashtra, which was led out by the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition government consisting of Shiv Sena, Congress
and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Bandh had its downfall as Thane Nagar Police on Tuesday had arrested five local leaders of the Shiv Sena party, for allegedly misusing their power by assaulting rickshaw drivers.
The people arrested from the Shiv Sena
party include Former Corporator Pawan Kadam, the husband of Thane Municipal Corporation’s deputy mayor, Girish Raje, Kiran Nakti, Prakash Payre and Mahendra Madhavi. The 5 accused were arrested when in a viral video they were seen assaulting and threatening the rickshaw drivers and forcing them to empty the roads.
“Sections 146, 188, 323 and 503 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) had been invoked in the FIR,” stated Thane Nagar Police.
Around 177 protestors were detained on the state-wide Bandh for protesting and misusing power to threaten people, vehicles and properties.
Many auto-rickshaws were forced to not move around the road by the Shiv Sena local leaders. The Bandh in the state of Maharashtra and specifically in the city of Mumbai was seen as a success as the whole city was at pause and it could be seen that the Shiv Sena’s dominance in the city of Mumbai was still present, this Bandh has showcased its preparation for the approaching Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections next the year 2022.
However, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena’s next opposition stated that the Bandh in the city was not a success but people were forced by the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) coalition government to shut all the activities which have affected people a lot as due to lockdown in the city and state for a long time, the working class had already faced n number of issues and this Bandh led out more.