MNS workers pull down Gujarati signboards at Thane shops after Raj Thackeray's calls for 'Modi-mukt Bharat'

Activists of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have pulled down Gujarati signboards at some commercial establishments in the district.

PTI March 19, 2018 14:04:08 IST
MNS workers pull down Gujarati signboards at Thane shops after Raj Thackeray's calls for 'Modi-mukt Bharat'

Thane: Activists of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have pulled down Gujarati signboards at some commercial establishments in the district.

The cadres of the Raj Thackeray-led party smashed and pulled down over 20 signboards on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway in the district's Vasai area on late Sunday night, MNS Thane region president Avinash Jadhav said on Monday.

MNS workers pull down Gujarati signboards at Thane shops after Raj Thackerays calls for Modimukt Bharat

File image of MNS chief Raj Thackeray . Reuters

"Vasai and Thane district are in Maharashtra and not Gujarat, and we will not tolerate name boards in Gujarati anymore," Jadhav told PTI on the phone.

He asserted that their agitation against such signboards would continue.

The Vasai police control room confirmed the incident, but said no offence had been registered so far.

The incident came a day after Raj Thackeray called for Opposition unity and a "Modi-mukt Bharat" by 2019.

Addressing party workers at a rally at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai on Saturday, Thackeray said, "The country is fed up with the false promises made by (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and his government."

"All opposition parties should come together to get rid of the BJP-led NDA government to ensure a "Modi-mukt Bharat," he said, while reminding the audience of the BJP's "Congress-mukt Bharat" slogan.

In July last year, some workers of the MNS had protested against a jewellery shop in Dadar and a hotel in the Mahim area of Mumbai, asking them to remove the signboards in Gujarati, the police had then said.

Following the protests, the two establishments removed the Gujarati signboards, they said.

While the owners of the establishment did not lodge any complaint against the MNS cadres, seven of them were then arrested for "illegal gathering" in Mahim, the police had said.

Updated Date:

also read

Mumbai police opens investigation on a man who committed suicide after killing his wife and children
India

Mumbai police opens investigation on a man who committed suicide after killing his wife and children

Mumbai police on Sunday registered a case of murder against Shakeel Khan who hanged himself at his house in Indira Nagar after poisoning his wife and two children.

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena Dussehra rallies to be held in Mumbai today
India

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena Dussehra rallies to be held in Mumbai today

Mumbai police tighten security at Shivaji Park and Bandra Kurla Complex for two Dussehra rallies taking place in Mumbai on Wednesday evening.

Mumbai: Police files charge sheet against 8 people in a drug seizure case
India

Mumbai: Police files charge sheet against 8 people in a drug seizure case

Mumbai police filed a 4,818-page document in the special court set up under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act related to the seizure of mephedrone worth around Rs 2,500 crore.