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MNS morcha: Next rally 'won't be peaceful', threatens Raj Thackeray

By Chennabasaveshwar

A public meeting held on Thursday in the wake of the stampede at the Elphinstone Road Station, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Chief Raj Thackeray warned the government that if there is no change in the system of government then our next rally will not be peaceful.

Mumbai police denies permission, MNS workers gather for rally

Raj Thackeray said, "We have organised this rally peacefully. But,if there is no change in the system of government then our next rally will not be peaceful".

Raj Thackeray addressed a rally outside Western Railway headquarters at Churchgate

Earlier, the Mumbai police had denied permission to MNS workers' rally to Western Railway HQ as planned by the party chief. The morcha was planned in the wake of the tragic stampede at the Elphinstone Road station which claimed 22 lives.

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    MNS wanted to question railway authorities about facilities available at suburban railway stations.

    However, MNS leader Nitin Sardesai said party would go ahead with the rally as planned.

    MNS chief Raj Thackeray had planned a 'Morcha' on October 5 to Western Railway headquarter at Churchgate to question them about their infrastructure.

    Raj Thackeray minced no words when he said, "Why do we need terrorists or enemies like Pakistan? It seems our own railway is enough to kill people".

    Also, Thackeray had said the Railways has blamed rains for the stampede but it was not the first time it rained in the city. He said, "It is not the first time that it rained in Mumbai. They (Railway) say it happened due to rains?"

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