NCP workers, residents stage march in Thane to protest against Union budget; traffic disrupted

Party workers protest in Mumbra on bullock carts and motorbikes on Wednesday

mumbai Updated: Feb 07, 2018 16:21 IST
Megha Pol
Megha Pol
Hindustan Times
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The protest was organised and led by Nationalist Congress Party MLA Jitendra Awhad on Wednesday morning.(Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

Thousands of residents took to the streets in Mumbra, Thane, and brought traffic to a standstill on Wednesday, protesting against the Union budget, presented by finance minister Arun Jaitley last week.

The protest was organised and led by Nationalist Congress Party MLA Jitendra Awhad on Wednesday morning.

“The finance minister has ignored the problems of the common man completely,” Awhad said, adding that the budget has cheated the common man.

The protest march started from Tanvar Nagar, went past the Talathi office (local revenue office) and ended at the ground opposite Mumbra police station.

Party workers staged the protest on bullock carts and motorbikes. “We are protesting against the increasing prices of petrol, cooking gas and higher taxes. We used bullock carts and cycles as fuel is no longer affordable,” said a party worker, who did not wish to be named. “The women protesters cooked on chulha outside the Talathi office and offered the food to the employees there.”

First Published: Feb 07, 2018 15:02 IST