Sena's Rawle aims to make it six times in a row to Lok Sabha
Mohan Rawale of the Shiv Sena has demanded that at least one-fourth of the total taxes contributed by Mumbai to the central exchequer should be ploughed back into the metropolis for its infrastructure development.india Updated: Apr 12, 2009 13:32 IST
Five-time MP and a strong contender for the south Mumbai Lok Sabha seat, Mohan Rawale of the Shiv Sena, has demanded that at least one-fourth of the total taxes contributed by Mumbai to the central exchequer should be ploughed back into the metropolis for its infrastructure development.
"Mumbai contributes Rs 1,00,000 crore as taxes to the central exchequer. At least, Rs 25,000 crore should be ploughed back for the city's development," Rawale told PTI in an interview.
Rawale is pitted against sitting MP Milind Deora but expressed confidence that he would make it to the Lok Sabha for the sixth time in a row on the strength of his track-record.
Following delimitation, parts of his old Mumbai south-central constituency now fall in south Mumbai.
"These areas are traditional Shiv Sena strongholds and I am confident of my victory," he said.
Rawale's main campaign planks will be issues such as providing employment to youths, controlling price rise, enforcing law and order and security.
First Published: Apr 12, 2009 13:29 IST