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Shiv Sainiks protest against power tariff hike

PTI  Mumbai, August 26, 2009
First Published: 15:43 IST(26/8/2009) | Last Updated: 15:46 IST(26/8/2009)

Shiv Sena on Wednesday protested against the power tariff hike by forcibly closing down seven bill payment centres in south Mumbai.


"We have protested against the power tariff hike which is causing lot of problems for common people," Sena leader Pandurang Sakpal told PTI.

Hundreds of Sena activists staged demonstrations, blocking road traffic at Girgaum in south Mumbai this morning, protesting against the power tariff hike. Thirteen Sena workers were detained during the agitation, police said.

Meanwhile, MNS chief Raj Thackeray met MERC chairman VP Raja to demand scrapping of concessions in power tariff given to cinema theatres, malls and construction sites of builders.

Raj has asked MERC to revoke the lowering of tariff for cinema theatres, malls and construction sites of builders and warned that MNS would launch an agitation if the demand was not met.

The MNS chief would also meet state Energy Minister Sunil Tatkare on the issue.

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