A day after 22 people lost their lives in a stampede at a railway station in Mumbai, one of the city’s well-known political outfits has come up with a theory on what led to the incident.
According to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray there won’t be any end to stampedes in Mumbai till the influx of migrants from other states in Mumbai isn’t stopped.
“There has been a collapse of infrastructure facilities due to the migrant influx from other regions,” Thackeray told reporters in Mumbai on Saturday.
But migrants weren’t his only target. Thackeray also trained his guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet “Bullet Train” project.
“While people are struggling to survive in the cities, Modi is asking them to do yoga and campaign for Swachh Bharat. We will launch a ‘no bullet train campaign’,” Thackeray, whose outfit is known for taking law into its own hands, a Firstpost report quoted him saying.
Until present infra of local railways is made better,not a single brick will be allowd to be placed for bullet train in Mumbai:Raj Thackeray pic.twitter.com/F7zotOCE9t— ANI (@ANI) September 30, 2017
He also warned that “not a single brick will be allowed to be placed for the bullet train in Mumbai” until the infrastructure of local railways was made better.
Thackeray was also furious at hawkers at the station bridges of city’s railway stations.
He said a deadline would also be given to throw out illegal hawkers from station bridges and if it is not complied with then the party would act on its own, he said.
(With inputs from PTI)