Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has urged party workers to take to the streets, burn auto-rickshaws and keep pursuing the ‘Marathi’ agenda. Speaking at an event to mark 10 years of MNS on Wednesday, he alleged corruption in the purchase of 70,000 new auto-rickshaws in Mumbai for which the BJP-led state government is issuing permits. The MNS chief alleged that the BJP-led government’s haste in issuing these permits was to benefit a particular company that manufactures three-wheelers, each costing Rs 1.7 lakh.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray also accused the BJP government in Maharashtra of showing favours to Bajaj Auto in the matter. With 70,000 new autos ready to ply in the city, Bajaj Auto is set to make a whopping Rs 1,190 crore, he said.
“Now, think of the volume of kickbacks in the entire deal and you will realise that there is no difference between the Congress and the BJP. “Only labels have changed,” he remarked, adding, “In that case, they (the Congress) were better.”
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