The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) agitated against the inflated power bills and the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government’s failure to give the people any relief from them. The BJP has announced a protest to burn the copies of inflated electricity bills across the state, while the MNS has announced protest marches in all districts today,
As many as 36 workers of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) were arrested by the Aurangabad police on Thursday after they tried to take out a protest march against inflated power bills. The Navnirman Sena had planned a protest march from Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Chowk to the Collector's Office in the city.
According to the official statement of the party district chief Suhas Dashrathe, it says that the police had denied permission for the march on Wednesday,. "We had planned a march to protest against inflated electricity bills. However, we were stopped by the police. We were detained and brought to a police station, the official added
The party will go on agitating against excess power bills issued to consumers in the state, he added. When contacted, officials from Kranti Chowk police station said 36 party workers were detained and brought to the police station, where the further procedure is underway.