MNS Workers Vandalize MSEDCL Office To Protest Against Exorbitant Electricity Bills

As per media reports, the Vashi Police have since detained three MNS activists as they were accused for damaging the glass of the entrance gate.

MNS Workers Vandalize MSEDCL Office To Protest Against Exorbitant Electricity Bills
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Earlier, it was reported that the citizens of Maharashtra, especially residents of Mumbai, have been receiving exorbitant electricity bills for the June/ July months. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray had also written a letter addressed to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray claiming that the State Government was neglecting the issue. Raj Thackeray had also warned the state in the letter that if the issue was not resolved soon, then the MNS party would step in to handle the situation in their own way.  

He alleged that even after constant complaints from citizens and consumer activists, the state government has still not taken any corrective measures regarding these inflated electricity bills. On Tuesday morning, the MNS workers took matters into their own hands and vandalized the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) office at Sector 17 in Vashi.

In order to protest against the hike in bills, the MNS workers thrashed the office and broke the glass and furniture in the building. As per media reports, the Vashi Police have since then detained three MNS activists who are allegedly accused of damaging the glass of the entrance gate. 

Last month, MNS leader Sandeep Deshpande had met the Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) officials to discuss this matter. The MNS leader had appealed to BEST to allow consumers to pay only 50 per cent of their electricity bills at present. Deshpande had claimed that the departmental engineers of BEST had promised to let consumers to pay just half the amount and the rest after the meter readings. 

  

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