Uddhav not happy with ban on sale of fire crackers

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray inspects Metro work in Mumbai on Wednesday

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray inspects Metro work in Mumbai on Wednesday

On the other hand, he has strongly opposed the construction of a vehicle shed for Metro III at Aarey colony calling it a colossal damage to the environment. He expressed displeasure over metro work. The party chief said that he was still not happy about the Metro vehicle shed being built at Aarey.

Thackeray also complained that there were several complaints regarding the damage to buildings due to underground work of the Metro III line. Thackeray said the Aarey saves Mumbai city from pollution. I shall visit the area soon and make my stand clear. From the beginning, Sena has opposed the metro auto shed to be located in Aarey stating environmental issues. So, the festivals will not be celebrated and firecrackers would not be burst , As Reported By IE.

State Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam said there would be no ban on firecrackers in Maharashtra. Kadam retracted the statement saying the Shiv Sena will not support anything that "goes against Hindu sentiments".

Thackeray was critical of the judiciary.

"I had said that the issue is sensitive one and if at all a ban is to be imposed, Uddhav Thackeray and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis would discuss it and take a decision as it would be a policy decision", he said. They should say that also.

"As it is our festivals have lost their sheen. The excesses of peace would someday explode".

"I had never said the state government is contemplating a ban", Kadam said.

Summary: Udhav Thackeray Udhav ThackerayTwo days after the Supreme Court banned the sale of firecrackers during Diwali in the Delhi-NCR region, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said Sena would not tolerate such restrictions on the Hindu festivals.

He added, "As environment ministry, our entire thrust would be on creating awareness among the people about the harmful effects of firecrackers". The awareness drive will be undertaken to convince children and their parents of the environmental pollution due to firecrackers.

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