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‘MNS protest against toll politically motivated’

‘In Kolhapur, the Shiv Sena agitation against toll was a success with the support of locals. But, when one hears of vandalisation of toll nakas in Mumbai, Thane, Pune under the cover of darkness, we should understand that those who were sleeping all the while on issues concerning the common man, have woken up and started their poll campaign,’ he said.

The state government had to take note of the Kolhapur agitation as the corruption in levy of toll came out before the people, he noted in an editorial in on Wednesday’s edition of party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.

‘Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI alliance declared that if voted to power in the assembly elections, Maharashtra would be toll free. However, some parties who were sleeping all the while suddenly woke up and vandalised toll nakas,’ he said. Accusing the MNS of double standards on the issue of toll, Uddhav said some time back ‘some people’ had appointed private auditors to count the number of vehicles at toll plazas in the state. ‘However, the auditors disappeared as if the issue of toll was a thing of the past. How is it that stones are being pelted from behind the curtains?’ he asked.

Uddhav said the need of the hour was to look for an alternative to levy of toll and stop corrupt practices in it.
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