Maharashtra toll booth siege

February 13, 2014 - 8:24:01 am
Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray was yesterday detained and then freed as thousands of party activists laid siege to toll booths across Maharashtra, forcing the government to call him for talks.

After Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan invited the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader for talks today and had him released, Thackeray suspended the state-wide anti-toll 


“Our intention was not to cause inconvenience to people. We wanted to highlight and draw the government’s attention to the toll issue,” the MNS founder told the media. He appealed to party members in the state to suspend their agitation — for now.