On Wednesday, the residents of Waghbil village on Thane’s Ghodbunder Road refused to let BJP-Shiv Sena candidate from Thane, Rajan Vichare’s convoy pass. After this, police had to step in to manage the crowd and let the convoy pass.
According to the Indian Express, the Shiv Sena’s convoy was stopped from entering the village. Shankar Mane, resident a resident of Waghbil, told the leading daily, “Sena campaigners were stopped today and asked to turn around. As they tried to push past us and started manhandling our women, some people got agitated and the police had to intervene.”
Another resident from the village, Renuka Marke told the leading daily, “The minister has never visited us in the last five years. Why has he come today? We had gone to Vichare several times with our problems. Not only did he not pay us any heed, but he also helped implement the decisions that were taken against our well-being. No one from this village will vote for him.”
About the incident Rajan Vichare told the leading daily, “We have been staunch supporters of the Bhumiputra in the region. Sena has always worked for the betterment of the local residents and I have myself protested on the streets for their rights. We will continue to do so and I believe the public will see that.”