Today in New Delhi, India
Nov 18, 2018-Sunday
New Delhi
  • Humidity
  • Wind

Congress, MNS clash in Dadar over issue of hawker evictions near railway stations

Police detain workers from both parties on Wednesday; shops around Dadar (west) down shutters

mumbai Updated: Nov 01, 2017 15:21 IST
Geetanjali Gurlhosur
Geetanjali Gurlhosur
Hindustan Times
Police detain protesting Congress and MNS workers near Dadar railway station on Wednesday.(Kunal Patil/HT)

Even as the Congress’ silent protest over action against hawkers at railway stations began at Dadar (West) on Wednesday morning began, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers arrived on the scene and allegedly threw potatoes at the Congress workers, leading to an altercation.

The police had to carry out a lathi charge and detain several workers before the situation settled down.

MNS leader Sandeep Deshpande said: “Both party members have been detained. Our members only wanted to stop the Congress from carrying out the morcha. There was no fracas.”

First Published: Nov 01, 2017 15:15 IST