Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has taken an aggressive role against the hawkers of the Elphinstone railway station. The MNS party activist has removed the hawkers forcibly from Thane after the president of MNS Raj Thackeray fined the ultimatum for the action. As per the reports, the Masonic soldiers has abducted the hawkers by throwing away their stalls. This move has emerged after the death of 23 people in the stampede at Elphinstone Road Bridge last month. It is led to the fierce anger against the Railway administration and the Central government. On 5th October, Raj Thackeray organised a Santap Morcha from metro to Churchgate. And he had warned railway administration in this rally.
In this rally, he has also warned the hawkers sitting at the railway stations and bridges in Mumbai and asked them to go away within fifteen days otherwise MNS will remove them on the sixteenth day. As per the reports on Saturday, the ultimatum given by Raj Thackeray was completed and the MNS leader Avinash Jadhav along with the activists broke the stall of the hawkers.
After this incident, the police settlement in the station area gets increased. Despite the MNS ultimatum, the situation of the Hawkers situation has not changed. So, today the MNS workers have removed them from the stalls of the hawkers in Thane Railway Station area.