Shiv Sena is a key member of the ruling NDA government, but it often behaves like it is the opposition party. In yet another show of confrontationist attitude, the Shiv Sena today held demonstrations in Mumbai at various places to protest against the rise in prices, especially fuel prices. The protests were carried out by MPs, legislators and corporators of Shiv Sena. The protests were held at Bandra, Borivali, Chembur and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) among other locations. During the protests, slogans criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi were raised. The BJP at the center and in Maharashtra was also criticized. However, the Shiv Sena’s main agenda was the threat that it will take the protest nationwide if the government does not do something to check the prices of fuel and other things used by the common people.
Rajya Sabha member Anil Desai said that the issue of rising fuel prices has been brought to the notice of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on multiple occasions. Desai said that people are feeling disappointed since everything has become costly. He reminded that the NDA came to power based on promises that it will work for the poor and middle class families. “Under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray, we have decided to raise our voice against the injustice being meted out to the poor. If the fuel prices don’t go down soon, there will be a nation-wide stir against this government,” Desai said.