"I am instructing all MNS workers, colleagues and people not to pay toll at any toll booth in Maharashtra from now on. If someone opposes you, fight them," Thackeray had said. Thackeray's statement came during the inauguration of the MNS office in Vashi. Party insiders say they will intensify their agitation from Monday. Security has been increased at toll booths.
This is not the first time toll plazas are attacked in Maharashtra. Earlier MNS workers had allegedly vandalised the Katai Toll Naka in Dombivali in the Thane district in protest against poor road condition and illegal toll collection. Police had arrested 20 people and registered a case against them.
The Shiv Sena too had attacked four toll booths in Kolhapur earlier in January.