Aditya Thackeray has demanded the withdrawal of the complaint filed against students failing which Sena will resort to its old style of protesting.
Yuva Sena the youth wing of Shiv Sena has strongly condemned the police complaint filed against seven students of Government Polytechnic in suburban Bandra. Aditya Thackeray Yuva Sena chief has demanded the withdrawal of the complaint failing which Sena will resort to its old style of protesting. Since the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Election is just few months away Sena is trying to revive itself and attract youth voters who comprise around 40 per cent of the electorate. Aditya Thackeray has been aggressively raising issues affecting the youth like reviving Mumbai’s nightlife by allowing hotels to operate 24*7. Sena also has promised to implement this law if it retains power in the BMC. The party has difference of opinion with its alliance partner BJP over this issue. Sena is also known to make anti-BJP statements in media and also had threatened to quit the alliance.
The seven students against whom complaint has been filed are activists of Yuva Sena. They had also participated in the protest organised by Sena on October 15. The Education Minister’s programme had to be cancelled on account of this.
Aditya Thackeray had expressed his displeasure over this issue by posting comments on social media. He alleged that students have received threat letters from the principal for raising their voice against issues like lack of cleanliness. Aditya said, “Students of Government Polytechnic, Bandra have received threat letters from the principal of the college about voicing basic student issues. Hearing it for the first time but letter states that FIRs have been lodged on students for being with Student wings and voicing opinions.”
“The Education Minister might have complained against the students due to the cancellation of his programme in the institute,” he added.
He said the students had raised their voices against lack of order in the college and claimed the principal was absent on two occasions when a Yuva Sena delegation had visited the college. Aditya also posted photos of “egregious condition” of the toilet facilities of the college, on his twitter account.
“Shouldn’t there be an FIR on that principal then for being absent from college when college is in such shambles, that she threatens students,” Aditya questioned. “The students facing this bullying and threats from the principal is not because students asked for anything. Only asked for cleaner campus,” Aditya tweeted.