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Congress, MNS workers clash over hawkers issue

News Agencies | Updated on: 1 November 2017, 18:05 IST

Amid the hawkers rally in Mumbai, the Congress and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) members clashed with each other forcing the police to resort to lathi-charge.

The Congress party came in support of the hawkers earlier today at Dadar station.

A group of at least 30-40 MNS workers reached Dadar and started hurling potatoes at the Congress workers.

The police have arrested workers from both parties for vandalism.

Earlier on October 30, an FIR has been lodged against Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam for addressing a rally of hawkers in Malad without getting prior permission from the police.

Meanwhile, after the horrific Elphinstone foot overbridge stampede that claimed 23 lives, the MNS has taken up strict actions against the hawkers operating outside railway stations.


First published: 1 November 2017, 18:05 IST