Mumbai News Live Updates: The Shiv Sena led Maha Vikas Aghadi government on Sunday announced that they will reduce the Value Added Tax (VAT) by Rs. 2.08 for Petrol per litre and ₹1.44 for diesel per litre with immediate effect. This comes a day after the Centre’s decision to excise duty on petrol and diesel prices.
Addressing a rally in Pune, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray Sunday reiterated his demand to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring in a Uniform Civil Code at the earliest. Thackeray was speaking at the Ganesh Kala Krida Manch in Pune. Thackeray also asked to rename Aurangabad to Sambhajinagar, ANI reported.
After his much-talked-about Ayodhya visit on June 5 has been cancelled, Thackeray said, “Two days ago, I tweeted about postponing my Ayodhya visit. I intentionally gave the statement to allow everyone to give their reactions. Those who were against my Ayodhya visit were trying to trap me, but I decided not to fall into this controversy.”
Pune police have given the nod to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray’s rally, scheduled to take place at Ganesh Kala Krida Rang Manch later today, under 13 specific conditions. These include directions to speakers at the rally to refrain from making any provocative statements or comments hurting communal sentiments, while those attending the rally have been asked to avoid chanting slogans or taking out vehicle rallies before or after the event. Police commissioner Amitabh Gupta said over 200 officials and constabulary have been deployed for Sunday morning’s rally. The State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) has also been additionally deployed.