Mumbai, Oct 5: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Thursday carried out a rally near Metro Cinema in Mumbai. “Why get bullet train, first fix local train,” was the slogan being shouted by MNS workers who assembled for the protest over the September 29 Elphinstone Rail Bridge stampede that left 23 people dead.
The Santap Rally of the MNS began at around 10 am on Thursday. Before the rally, MNS workers protested at several railway stations across Mumbai, shouting slogans against the “poor rail infrastructure” in the country.
Hundreds of MNS workers gatheredin the Metro Cinema area for the protest, shouting slogans and holding cartoons of party chief Raj Thackeray reprimanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, holding a hunter over them.
Security was tight at Churchgate Station as MNS workers went ahead with the protest despite the police not giving them permission for the rally. While permission was not given to them for protest at Western Railway Headquarter in Churchgate, the MNS carried out the rally in the Metro Cinema area.