Mumbai : The Anti-Superstition Bill has found a new supporter who till date was very much opposed to it. Shiv Sena has now decided to support the bill and will also convince other organisations including the Warkari sect about the benefits of the bill. The State Government enforced the bill in the State on Tuesday by publishing it into the gazette, the day also marked completion of a week of murder of Dr. Narendra Dabholkar.
The change of heart came after a meeting of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray with Anti-Superstition movement founder in the state Shyam Manav. Both of them discussed the bill for 2 hours.
“Manav clarified all apprehension of the Shiv Sena and also explained in detail the bill and its need,’’ said Purushottam Aware Patil, spokesperson of All India Andhashradha Nirmulan Samiti (AIANS) which is headed by Manav. Madhukar Kamble and Shahshi Gamre of AIANS, Subhash Desai and Diwakar Raote of Shiv Sena too participated in the meeting.