The controversy over the anti-UPA remarks on the bill of Aditi eatery in Parel took another turn on Wednesday, as the Bhoiwada police booked eight Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers who were shouting slogans, this time in support of the hotel owner.
Workers of the youth Congress had forced the eatery to be shut on Tuesday, for printing an allegedly defamatory message on its bill.
The bill read: As per the UPA government, eating money (2G, coal, CWG scam) is a necessity and eating food in an AC restaurant is a luxury. The hotel has since removed the line on the bill.
“Our party workers had gone to demonstrate against the UPA policies and support the hotel owner. We will support those who are in favour of democracy. The workers garlanded the hotel owner after which the police detained them. They were released later,” said Ashish Shelar, Mumbai BJP President
“The party workers were protesting and hence were stopped,” said Dhananjay Kulkarni, deputy commissioner of police, zone V.
Additional commissioner of police Praveen Salunke said, “If any political party resorts to such an act, we will book them.”
GOVT ASKED TO CHECK WHO IS AT FAULT
Legislative Council chairman Shivajirao Deshmukh has asked the government to check who is at fault in the Tuesday’s incident where youth Congress workers protested against the eatery over the message printed on its bill.